Research Cluster on Global Flows, Regional Integration, and Other Economic Issues



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Research Cluster on Global Flows, Regional Integration, and Other Economic Issues

Convenor: Rosalina Tan, PhD (rtan@ateneo.edu)

An interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research cluster, GLOBAL FLOWS and REGIONAL INTEGRATION is for faculty members from any discipline of the School of Social Sciences who are interested in examining the trans-national movements of people, goods, capital, and ideas. It is also for faculty members who are interested in examining regional integration initiatives, processes and issues. The two concepts – global flows and regional integration -- may be treated separately but may also be treated as two aspects of the globalization process. This is because as movements of people, goods, capital and ideas proceed globally, nation-states have attempted to form bigger units such as the European Union (EU), ASEAN, Asia-Pacific Economic Organization (APEC), North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in order to face the challenges of globalization.

Utilization of approaches commonly used in the social science disciplines and the comparative approach in any discipline (comparative politics, comparative sociology, etc) is encouraged. Units of analysis may be any country, any Asian region, any regional organization, as well any international organization.

Examples of research topics in this cluster are migration, including one of its obvious results, which is the phenomenon of nation-states with multicultural population, or its illegal aspects, such as human trafficking; trade, including bilateral trade, free trade agreements, and economic partnership agreements; ideas and ideologies such as the so-called Asian values and ASEAN way; trans-national environmental and health concerns such as air pollution, water pollution, radiation, communicable diseases; organizational arrangements such as ASEAN, APEC, EU, NAFTA; issues resulting from ambiguous national boundaries, such as territorial disputes, fishing rights disputes, and water-use disputes; and other economic issues.

Faculty members are encouraged to do individual research as well as joint or group research. They are also encouraged to consider deadlines for application for research load when formulating their research design.

For inquiries, please email the convenor: rtan@ateneo.edu



Sample Publications:

2014
Aldaba, F. (2014). Migration Governance in the ASEAN Economic Community. In Graziano Batistella (Ed.), Global and Asian Perspectives on International Migration (pp. 197-224).
Bayudan-Dacuycuy, C., Lim, J.A. (2014). Chronic and transient poverty and vulnerability to poverty in the Philippines: Evidence using a simple spells approach. Social Indicators Research, 118, 389-413.
Beja, E.L., Jr. (2014). Empirics on the Long Run Relationship Between Economic Growth and Happiness. Forum for Social Economics.
Beja, E.L., Jr. (2014). Subjective Well-Being Analysis of Income Inequality: Evidence for the Industrialized and Emerging Economies. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 9(2), 139-156.
Beja, E.L., Jr. (2014). Yet, Two More Revisions to the Human Development Index. Forum for Social Economics, 43, 27-39.
Dumlao, L.F. (2014). The relationship between dynamic price and dynamic unemployment: the case of the Central European-3 and the Baltic Tigers. International Journal of Economic Sciences, Vol. III, No. 2/2014, pp. 20-42.
Palanca-Tan,R. (2014). Estimating the Value of Statistical Life of Children in Metro Manila. In Scott Barrett, Karl-Goran Maler and Eric S. Maskin (Eds.), Environment and Development Economics: Essays in Honor of Sir Partha Dasgupta (pp. 334-352). UK: Oxford.
Palanca-Tan, R. (2014). Prospects and Problems of Expanding Trade with Japan: A Survey of Philippine Expoprters. In PJEPA: Strengthening the Foundation for Regional Cooperation and Economic Integration, Vol. II, ed. E.M. Medalla, 23-70. Makati: Philippine Institute for Development Studies and Philippine APEC Study Center Network.
2013
Abao, C.V. (2013). Labor Code for Overseas Filipino Workers: Necessary but Insufficient. Interrogating Migration: New Questions and Emerging trends in the Philippines ed. J.V. Tigno, 7-27. QC: Philippine Migration Research Network and Philippine Social Science Council.
Aguilar Jr., F.V. (2013). Brother's keeper? Siblingship, Overseas Migration, and Centripetal Ethnography in a Philippine Village. Ethnography, 14(3), 346-368.
Bayudan-Dacuycuy, C. , Lim, J.A. (2013). Family size, household shocks and chronic and transient poverty in the Philippines. Journal of Asian Economics, 29, 101-112.

Beja, E.L. Jr. (2013). Working out the Willingness to Accept and Willingness to Pay Gap using economics, psychology, and happiness approaches to valuation. Applied Research in Quality of Life.

Beja, E. L.Jr. (2013). Subjective Well-Being Approach to the Valuation of International Development: Evidence for the Millennium Development Goals. Social Indicators Research, 111(1), 141-159.

Dumlao, L.F. (2013). Gross International Reserves: Accumulation, Management, and Relation to Debt. Philippine Review of Economics, 50(1), 1-22.



Jose, L.N.Y. (2013). Le destin croise des Philippines et du Japon, Philippines contemporaines, ed. William Gueraiche, 385-405. Paris: Les Indes Savantes; Bangkok: IRASEC.
Lanzona Jr., L.A. (2013). Family Planning as an Investment in Human Capital: Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Programme in Malaybalay, Bukidnon, the Philippines. Millennial Asia: An International Journal of Asian Studies, 4(1), 41-66.
Lao, M.E.J. (2013). Are Local Governments Ready for Migration? Interrogating Migration: New Questions and Emerging trends in the Philippines ed. J.V. Tigno, 28-41. QC: Philippine Migration Research Network and Philippine Social Science Council.
2012
Cabiles, N.A.S. (2012). Hedging Illiquidity Risk through Securitization: Evidence from Loan Commitments. Journal of Business and Policy Research, 7(4), 53-72.
Dumlao, L.F. (2012). The Relationship between Dynamic Price and Dynamic Unemployment: the Case of Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. International Journal of Economic Perspectives, 6(3), 256-278.
Jose, L.N.Y. (2012). Dealing with Japan in the Age of Globalization, PJEPA: Strengthening the Foundation for Regional Cooperation and Economic Integration, Vol. 1, ed. E.M. Medalla, 63-70. Makati: Philippine Institute for Development Studies and Philippine APEC Study Center Network.
Jose, L.N.Y. (2012). Japan's soft power viewed through the lens of the Philippines' commemoration of historical events. Philippine Political Science Journal, 33(2), 146-160.


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