• 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
Associate Dean
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)


  • Galang, R. M., Lavado, R. F., White, G. O., & Francisco, J. P. (2020). Imposing cooperation: The impact of institutions on the efficiency of cooperatives in the Philippines. Journal of Asia Business Studies, 14(4), 421-440. doi:10.1108/jabs-05-2019-0135
  • Canare, T., Francisco, J. P., & Caliso, R. (2020). Decentralization and income inequality in a panel and cross-section of countries. Journal of International Development. doi:
  • Canare, T. M., Francisco, J. M., & Jopson, E. M. (2019). Fear of crime and saving behavior. Review of Economic Analysis. doi:
  • Canare, T., & Francisco, J. P. (2019). Decentralization, Fiscal Independence, and Poverty in the Philippines. Public Budgeting & Finance, 39(4), 94-117. doi:10.1111/pbaf.12241
  • Caliso, R, J.P. Francisco, and E. Garcia (2019) Broad Insecurity and Perceived Victimization Risk. Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, pp. 1-20
  • Canare, T. and J.P. Francisco (2019) Long-run and Short-run Relationship Between Firm Creation and the Ease and Cost of Doing Business. International Journal of the Economics of Business
  • Kang, J. and J.P. Francisco (2019) Automation and the Future of Work Developing Countries. In Tam, Kar Yan. (ed.) Transformation of Work in Asia-Pacific in the Twenty-first Century. HKUST Business School
  • Francisco, J.P. and T. Canare (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), pp. 20-52
  • Francisco, J., Park, S., & Ungson, G. (2017). ASEAN champions: emerging stalwarts in regional integration. Cambridge University Press.
  • Francisco, J.P., Lau, A. and R.U. Mendoza (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), pp. 78-113
  • Jin, J., Francisco, J. P., SPOANN V., et al. (2016). Will contextual factors and providing the maximum price information affect people's actual willingness-to-pay in BDM auctions? Evidence from three Asian countries. Journal of Resources and Ecology, 7(2) pp. 115-121

Working Papers, Editorial Articles, and Reports

  • Francisco, J.P., T. Canare, and J. Labios (2018) “Obstacles and Enablers of Internationalization of Philippine SMEs Through Participation in Global Value Chains.” Discussion Paper Series No. 2018-07. Philippine Institute for Development Studies
  • Canare, T., J.P. Francisco, and J. Morales (2017) “Firm Creation and the Ease and Cost of Doing Business.” RSN PCC Working Paper 17-009
  • Canare, T., J.P. Francisco, and N. Price (2017). “An Empirical Analysis of SME and Large Business Linkages: Evidence from the Philippines.” RSN PCC Working Paper 17-007
  • Garcia, E, C. Caboverde, R.A.C. Caliso, and J.P. Francisco (2017). “Leveraging Competition Policy for SME Development and Shared Prosperity”. RSN PCC Working Paper 17-006
  • Francisco, J.P. (2017) “To Drink or Not to Drink: Exploring the Riddle of Household Water Quality.” EEPSEA Research Report No. 2017 RR13
  • Francisco, J.P. and E. Garcia (2017) “Reassessing Fear of Crime: The Role of Broad Insecurities.” RSN PCC Working Paper 17-001
  • Canare, T. and J.P. Francisco (2017) “Fear of Crime and Saving Behavior.” RSN PCC Working Paper 17-002
  • Francisco, J.P., R. Oflindo, and R. Tiongson (2017) “Assessment of the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) Industry in the Philippines” RSN PCC Working Paper 17-003
  • Price, N., J.P. Francisco, and C. Caboverde (2016) “IT-BPO in the Philippines: A Driver of Shared Prosperity?” RSN PCC Working Paper 16-002
  • Garcia, E., J.P. Francisco, and C. Caboverde (2016) “The State of Shared Prosperity in the Philippines.” RSN PCC Working Paper 16-001
  • Francisco, J.P. (2016) Women’s Economic Participation in ASEAN. Conference on the Economic Growth and the Role of Women. Konrad Adenaeur Stiftung. Tokyo, Japan
  • Francisco, J.P. and E. Garcia “Slipping Competitiveness: Are We Out of the Woods?” Editorial. GMAnewsonline. 31 May 2016
  • Francisco, J.P. and E. Garcia “Demystifying Duterte’s Eight Points,” Editorial. BusinessWorld. 31 May 2016
  • Francisco, J.P. and E. Garcia “Are Conglomerates Still in Style?” Editorial. BusinessWorld. 29 February 2016

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