• 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
Department of Finance, Accounting and Economics
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)


  • 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
  • Francisco, J.P. (2015) Willingness to Pay for Air Quality Improvements from Using Electric Jeepneys in Metro Manila. Singapore Economic Review, 60(3)
  • Francisco, J.P. and F.M. Macaranas (2014). Decomposing the Public-Private Wage Gap for Nurses in the Philippines. Southeast Asian Journal of Economics, 3(1), pp. 27-52
  • Francisco, J.P. (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). Art. #119. jamba.v6i1.119
  • Francisco, J.P. (2014) Why Households Buy Bottled Water: A Survey of Household Perceptions in the Philippines. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 18(1), pp. 98-103
  • Palanca-Tan, R. and J.P. Francisco (2011) Estimating the Benefits from an Electronic Land Database System Using the Attributes-Based Stated Preference Method. The Journal of Social Transformation, 1
  • Francisco, J.P. (2010) Are The Rich Willing to Pay More for Beautiful Cities? Income Effects on the willingness to pay for aesthetic improvements. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 16(2), pp. 233-252
  • Francisco, J.P. (2009) Has liberalization increased Philippine stock market volatility? Loyola Schools Review: Social Sciences, 8, pp. 69-96

Working Papers, Editorial Articles, and Reports

  • 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
  • Francisco, J.P. (2015) “Property Damage Recovery and Coping Behavior of Households Affected by an Extreme Flood Event in Marikina City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Discussion Paper No. 2015-40. Philippines Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)
  • East West Bank on the Cloud (2014). AIM Teaching Case
  • Factory ASEAN (2014). AIM Teaching Case
  • Chinese Automative Industry (2014). AIM Teaching Case
  • Francisco, J.P. (2013) Investment and the Financial System. In De Guzman, N. (ed.). Economics and Society. Ateneo de Manila University Press
  • Francisco, J.P. (2013). Determinants of Household Choice of Coping Strategy to An Extreme Flood Event in the National Capital Region, Philippines
  • Buddhawongsa, P., J.P. Francisco, J. Jianjun, C. Panith, S. Vibol (2012). Should We Use a hypothetical Baseline in Stated Preference Valuation? Evidence from a Cross Country Project. EEPSEA Working Paper
  • Francisco, J.P., C. Panith and S. Vibol (2012). Improving Water Quality at Home:Perceptions versus Reality. EEPSEA Working Paper
  • Francisco, J.P. (2011) Are Metro Manila Households Willing to Pay for Cleaner Public Transport? EEPSEA Research Report No. 2011-RR1
  • Francisco, J.P. (2009). Old Houses, Historic Preservation and Commercial Agglomeration in Malate, Manila
  • Palanca-Tan, R. and J.P. Francisco (2007). Developing a Forecasting Model for Cement Demand in the Philippines. Technical Report

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