CCARPH Economists Produce Policy Briefs on COVID-19

By: Maria Rufina Salas

Photos from United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Ateneo de Manila, and ANC 24/7
Photos from United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Ateneo de Manila, and ANC 24/7

CCARPH Researchers, Dr. Philip Arnold P. Tuaño (Chair & Assistant Professor of the ADMU Department of Economics), Dr. Majah-Leah V. Ravago (Associate Professor of ADMU Dep’t of Economics), and Ms. Marjorie Muyrong (Instructor at the ADMU Dep’t of Economics, and PhD student at La Trobe University), put together policy briefs on COVID-19 since the start of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Metro Manila, Philippines. In partnership with the Ateneo Center for Economic Research & Development, the policy briefs were written as part of the ADMU Department of Economics’ 2020 Policy Brief Series. 

Among the policy briefs include: “Arresting the Impact of COVID-19 on the PH Economy” co-written by Dr. Tuaño et. al., “Special Programs Needed for the Elderly and Elderly Households during the Enhanced Community Quarantine co-written by Dr. Ravago, et. al., “#StayAtHome #Bayanihan: Understanding the Profile of Displaced Workers due to ECQ,” by Ms. Muyrong, and “Ushering in the “New Normal”: Public Investment in a Pandemic Economy” co-written by Ms. Muyrong. Full access to the policy brief series can be found through this link.

Ms. Muyrong and her policy brief, “Understanding the Profile of Displaced Workers due to ECQ” was also featured in an interview with the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC). You may watch the full interview via ANC 24/7 YouTube channel.

Dr. Tuaño was also featured in Radyo Katipunan’s show The Jesuit Hour with Fr. Nono Alfonso, SJ, where he shared about the impending recession from COVID-19. You may view and listen to the episode through this link.

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