3rd Young Economists Convention

The DLSU-Angelo King Institue for Economic and Business Studies, the DLSU-ECONORG and the JPES, with the support of the Anthony Aguirre Memorial Foundation and the KAF will host the 3rd Young Economists Convention.



The Young Economists Convention aims to bring together junior and senior undergraduate economics students from Metro Manila and the rest of the country with the objective of promoting awareness of economic issues and developing critical thinking and constructive interaction among the youth, with the goal of enabling them to put into practice the economic theories and concepts they have learned as they step up to become the Philippines' future leaders and policy makers.

The unifying theme of this Convention is Economic Effects of Political and Constitutional Change. This theme will be thoroughly analyzed and discussed in the panel discussions by representatives from the public, private and political sectors and likewise be the topic of the research papers to be presented by the student research teams in ths concurrent sessions. Each research team will have members from different schools thus instilling camaraderie and developing professionalism among they gear towards research excellence in Economics.


First Day

7:45 - 8:30 am


8:30 - 9:00 am

Opening Ceremonies and Welcoming Remarks

Mr. Rene Fuentes, Chairman of Board of Trustees, DLSU-Angelo King Institute for Ecomonics and Business Studies

Bro. Andrew Gonzalez, FSC, Chairman of Board of Trustees, Anthony Aguirre Memorial Foundation

Mr. Eric Ebro, President of ECONORG

Inspirational Message

Mr. Klaus Preschle, Country Representative of KAF

9:00 - 9:30 am

Keynote Speech

H.E. Teofisto T. Guingona Jr., Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines

9:30 - 9:45 am

Coffee Break

9:45 - 11:15 am

Panel Discussion on Fiscal Federation

Hon. Emilia Boncodin, Secretary of Department of Budget and Management, President of Philippine Economic Society

Dr. Felipe Medalla, Former Dean of university of the Philippines School of Economics, Former Director General of National Economic and Development Authority

Dr. Rosario Manasan, Research Fellow of Philippine Institute for Development Studies

Hon. Hermilando Mandanas, Provincial Governor of Batangas

11:15 - 11:45 am

Open Forum

11:45 - 12:15 pm

Simultaneous Sessions, Workshops 1

12:15 - 11:15 pm

Lunch Break

1:15 - 2:45 pm

Panel Discussion on Economic Effects of Constitutional Change

Mr. Donald Dee, President of Employers Confederation of the Philippines

Dr. Emmanuel De Dios, Professor of University of the Philippines School of Economics

Presentation of Framework of Society, Economy and Development

Dr. Ponciano Intal, Jr., Professor of Economics Department, Executive Director of Angelo King Institute for Economics and Business Studies

2:45 - 3:15 pm

Open Forum

3:15 - 3:30 pm

Coffee Break

3:30 - 4:00 pm

Simultaneous Sessions, Workshops 2

Second Day

7:45 - 8:00 am


8:00 - 10:00 am

Simultaneous Sessions,

Presentation of Candidate Theses for the Anthony Aguirre Medal for the Best Undergraduate Thesis in Economics

10:00 - 10:15 am

Coffee Break

10:15 - 10:35 am

Keynote Speech

Hon. Romulo Neri, Director-General of National Economic Development Authority

10:35 - 12;30 pm

Panel Discussion on Parliamentary versus Presidential Form of Government

Hon. Jose de Venecia, Speaker of House of Representatives

Dr. Jose Abueva, Former President of University of the Philippines

Hon. Amado Luis Lagdameo, Former Secretary of Department of Transportation and Communication

12:30 - 2:00 pm


2:00 - 2:30 pm

Simultaneous Sessions, Workshop 3

2:30 - 3:30 pm

Plenary Session, Workshop Resolutions / Presentations

3:30 - 3:45 pm

Coffee Break

3:45 - 4:30 pm

Awarding Ceremonies

Anthony Aguirre Memorial Foundation "Best Undergraduate Thesis in Economics"

Bro.Andrew Gonzalez, FSC

Ms. Mary Lydda Isidro, President of JPES

Philippine Economic Society Representative

4:30 - 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Ms. Mary Lydda Isidro, President of JPES

5:00 - 6:00 pm

War of Talent: Corporate Recruitment

ECONORG and JPES meeting with Media

6:00 pm

Gala Night

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