Conference Program

  8:30 – 9:00 REGISTRATION (Venue: Luzon/Mindanao Ballroom)
  9:00 – 9:20 OPENING SESSION (Venue: Luzon/Mindanao Ballroom)
  • NATIONAL ANTHEM

  • WELCOME REMARKS AND INTRODUCTION
    Celia Reyes
    PIDS President

  • KEYNOTE MESSAGE
    Ernesto Pernia
    Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning, National Economic and Development Authority, and Chairperson, PIDS Board of Trustees
  9:40 – 10:00 PHOTO OPPORTUNITY AND HEALTH BREAK
  10:00 – 12:30 PLENARY SESSIONS
                                    

Chair/Moderator:

  • Coco Alcuaz
    Executive Director, Makati Business Club
First Plenary (30 minutes)

The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work
  • Richard Edward Baldwin (videotaped presentation)
    Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute, Geneva

Second Plenary (30 minutes each)

Competing in the New Era of Globalization

  • Calum Cameron
    Account Manager and Digital Innovation Consultant, Proud Engineers, Estonia Government

Defending Philippine Sovereign Rights in the West Philippine Sea

  • Antonio Carpio
    Senior Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Philippines

Discussants/Reactors (15 minutes each)

  • Erlinda Medalla
    Member, Eminent Expert Resource Committee of Philippine APEC Vision Group, Former Senior
    Research Fellow, PIDS, and Former Project Director, Philippine APEC Study Center Network

  • Cielito Habito
    Professor, Ateneo De Manila University
Open Forum
  12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH BREAK

  1:30 – 3:30 PARALLEL SESSIONS
SESSION 1: WORSENING INEQUALITY
(Venue: Visayas)
                                    

Chair/Moderator:

  • Toby Melissa Monsod
    Associate Professor, University of the Philippines (UP) School of Economics
    Coordinator, Philippine Human Development Network

Presenters (20 minutes each):

International Trends

  • Lucas Chancel (videotaped presentation)
    Co-Director, World Inequality Lab, Paris School of Economics

Technology and Inequality in Asia

  • Donghyun Park
    Principal Economist, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Poverty and Inequality

  • Gabriel Demombynes 
    Program Leader for Human Development for Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand, World Bank

What Do We Mean by Structural Change? Occupations and Earnings in a Village Setting

  • Roehlano Briones 
    Senior Research Fellow, PIDS

Open Forum

SESSION 2: GLOBAL TRADE RESTRUCTURING
(Venue: Boracay)

Chair/Moderator:

  • Francis Mark Quimba
    Research Fellow, PIDS

Presenters (20 minutes each):

The Impact of the Trade Conflict in Developing Asia

  • Kristina Baris 
    Research Associate, ADB

Industrial Strategy under the Global Transition

  • Ma. Corazon Dichosa
    Executive Director, Industry Development Services, Board of Investments

Digitalization, Competition, and Financial Technology

  • Jove Tapiador 
    Co-Founder and Development Technology Consultant, Fintech Philippines Association

Borderless World: Is Philippines Ready?

  • Imelda Tiongson
    Trustee, Fintech Philippines Association

Open Forum

SESSION 3: CHALLENGES TO PROVISION OF GLOBAL PUBLIC GOODS–UNDERMINING INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
(Venue: Davao)

Chair/Moderator:

  • Michael Ralph Abrigo 
    Research Fellow, PIDS

Presenters (20 minutes each):

Environment

  • Emmanuel de Guzman
    Secretary, Climate Change Commission

Growing the Philippine Blue Economy: Policy Challenges and Opportunities

  • Ronald Mendoza
    Dean, School of Government, Ateneo de Manila University

Public Health

  • Susan Pineda-Mercado
    Special Envoy of the President for Global Health Initiatives

Financing Global Public Goods for Health: How Can We Make the Case?

  • Gavin M. Yamey (videotaped presentation)
    Director, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health, Duke Global Health Institute, and Professor of the Practice of Global Health and Public Policy, Duke University

Between Norms and Whims: International Law as a Global Public Good

  • Jeffrey Ordaniel
    Assistant Professor, International Security Studies, Tokyo International University

Open Forum

SESSION 4: WEAKENING SOCIAL COHESION
(Venue: Romblon/Mindoro)

Chair/Moderator:

  • Winfred Villamil
    Associate Professorial Lecturer, School of Economics, De La Salle University-Manila

Presenters (20 minutes each):

Disinformation Producers as Ordinary Digital Workers: Behind the Scenes of the Philippines’ Fake News Industry

  • Jonathan Corpus Ong (videotaped presentation)
    Associate Professor, Global Digital Media, University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Philippine Trust Crisis: Anthropological Perspectives

  • Michael Tan
    Chancellor, UP Diliman
How Blockchain Applications Can Improve Trust in Public Sector Institutions
  • Alan McQuinn
    Senior Policy Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Open Forum

  3:40 – 4:00 COFFEE BREAK (Venue: Luzon/Mindanao Ballroom)
  4:00 – 6:00 PLENARY SESSION: SYNTHESIS AND WAYS FORWARD
(Venue: Luzon/Mindanao Ballroom)

Chair/Moderator:

  • Calixto Chikiamco
    President, Foundation for Economic Freedom

Panelists (13 minutes each):

  • Silvestre Bello
    Secretary, Department of Labor and Employment

  • Francisco Duque III
    Secretary, Department of Health

  • Eduardo Año
    Secretary, Department of the Interior and Local Government

  • Lourdes Yparraguirre
    Undersecretary for International Economic Relations, Department of Foreign Affairs

  • Arsenio Balisacan
    Chair, Philippine Competition Commission

  • Francisco Dakila Jr.
    Deputy Governor, Monetary and Economics Sector, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

  • Gerardo Sicat
    Professor Emeritus, UP School of Economics

  • Alfredo Pascual
    Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Corporate Directors

Open Forum

  6:00 CLOSING REMARKS
Aquilino Pimentel III
Senator, Republic of the Philippines
Chair, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Chair, Senate Committee on Trade, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship