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Investing in S&T and R&D in the Face of AEC Competition


  • Ernesto M. Pernia

    (UP School of Economics, Diliman, Quezon City)

  • Ramon L. Clarete

    (UP School of Economics, Diliman, Quezon City)


How can the Philippines more confidently face the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) challenge by end-2015? The authors argue that along with other policy reforms, investing substantial resources in quality education, science and technology, research and development and innovation required for the country's economic modernization and long-run inclusive development is a must.

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  • Ernesto M. Pernia & Ramon L. Clarete, . "Investing in S&T and R&D in the Face of AEC Competition," PCED Policy Notes, Philippine Center for Economic Development.
  • Handle: RePEc:phs:pcedpn:201404

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    1. Florian A. Alburo, 2015. "Gearing the Philippines for ASEAN Economic Community," UP School of Economics Discussion Papers 201510, University of the Philippines School of Economics.

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