• Economics

Research Interests

  • ASEAN economic integration, SMEs, household adaptations to disasters, post-disaster recovery, and environmental and resource economics
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Jamil Paolo S. Francisco, PhD

Associate Professor
Executive Director, Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness

Academic Background

  • PhD in Economics, Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)
  • Master’s in Economics, Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Management, Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)

Professional and Academic Experience 

  • Lecturer, Economics Department, Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)
  • Consultant, private companies and NGOs
  • Research Director/Leader, East Asian Development Network (EADN)
  • Research Director/Leader, International Development Research Centre’s (IDRC) Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA)

Affiliations, Awards, and Honors

  • Member, CEIBS Center for Emerging Market Studies (2016-present)
  • Member, Management Association of the Philippines (2015-present)
  • Member, Philippine Economics Society (2013-present)
  • Member, East Asian Economics Association (2008-2011)
  • Member, East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (2011-present)
  • Member, Global Association of Teachers of Economics (2008-present)


  • Francisco, J. P. S., Romero, R. Y. V., & Flaminiano, J. P. C. (2023). A qualitative assessment of small business formation and entrepreneurship during the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Small and Medium Enterprises and Business Sustainability, 8(1), 1 – 14
  • Francisco, J. P. S., Flaminiano, J. P., Santamaria, J. G., & Abad, J. U. (2022). Firm-level impact of regulatory compliance costs on small business growth. International Review of Entrepreneurship, 20(1), 1-26.
  • Flaminiano, J. P. C., Francisco, J. P. S., & Alcantara, S. T. S. (2021). Information technology as a catalyst to the effects of education on labor productivity. Information Technology for Development.
  • Canare, T., & Francisco, J. P. S. (2021). Does competition enhance or hinder innovation? Evidence from Philippine small and medium-sized enterprises. Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, 38(1), 24–50.
  • Flaminiano, J. P., & Francisco, J. P. S. (2021). Firm characteristics and credit constraints among SMEs in the Philippines. Small Business International Review, 5(1), e332.
  • Canare, T., Francisco, J. P. S., & Caliso, R. A. C. (2020). Decentralization and income inequality in a panel and cross-section of countries. Journal of International Development, 32(4), 543-579.
  • Galang, R. M. N., Lavado, R. F., White III, G. O., & Francisco, J. P. S. (2020). Imposing cooperation: The impact of institutions on the efficiency of cooperatives in the Philippines. Journal of Asia Business Studies, 14(4), 421-440.
  • Canare, T., Francisco, J. P. S., & Jopson, E. M. M. M. (2019). Fear of crime and saving behavior. Review of Economic Analysis, 11(3), 293-323.
  • Canare, T., & Francisco, J. P. S. (2019). Decentralization, fiscal independence, and poverty in the Philippines. Public Budgeting and Finance, 39(4), 94-117.
  • Caliso, R. A. C., Francisco, J. P. S., & Garcia, E. M. (2019). Broad insecurity and perceived victimization risk. Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, 32(2), 160-179.
  • Canare, T., Francisco, J. P. S., & Morales, J. F. (2019). Long- and short-run relationship between firm creation and the ease and cost of doing business. International Journal of the Economics of Business, 26(2), 249-275.
  • Francisco, J. P. S. & Canare, T. (2018). Linkages between SMEs and large firms: Findings from a survey in the Philippines. International Journal of Small and Medium Enterprises and Business Sustainability, 3(3), 20-52.
  • Francisco, J. P. S., Mendoza, R. U. & Lau, A. (2016). Resilience of firms to economic and climate shocks initial insights from Philippine SMEs. International Journal of Small and Medium Enterprises and Business Sustainability, 1(3), 78-113.


  • Kang, J., & Francisco, J. P. S. (2019). Automation and the future of work in developing countries. In K. Y. Tam, Transformation of work in Asia-Pacific in the 21st century (pp. 165-210). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
  • Park, S. H., Ungson, G. R., & Francisco, J. P. S. (2017). ASEAN champions emerging stalwarts in regional integration. Cambridge University Press.

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