• 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)


  • 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.
  • Francisco, J. P. S. (2015). Willingness to pay for air quality improvements from using electric jeepneys in Metro Manila. The Singapore Economic Review, 60(4), 1550073.
  • Francisco, J. P. S., & Macaranas, F. M. (2015). Decomposing the public-private wage gap for nurses in the Philippines. Southeast Asian Journal of Economics, 3(1), 27-52.
  • Francisco, J. P. S. (2014). Why households buy bottled water: A survey of household perceptions in the Philippines. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 38(1), 98-103.
  • Francisco, J. P. S. (2014). Determinants of property damage recovery time amongst households affected by an extreme flood event in Metro Manila, Philippines. Jamba: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 6(1), 1-10.


  • 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.


  • Turpin, D., Puri, S., Francisco, J. P. S., Mishra, G. & Khandai, S. (2019). Eco Tasar Silk Private Limited: Moving beyond business. IMD ID-7-2131. Lausanne, Switzerland: IMD.

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