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Dr. Michael A. Alba

Dr. Michael A. Alba is the eleventh president of the Far Eastern University. Previously, he was the dean of the College of Business and Economics of the De La Salle University (DLSU) from 2001 to 2006 and an assistant professor and associate professor in economics at the University of the Philippines (UP) and DLSU, respectively, for 10 years. He also became an exchange professor at Waseda University in May 1999. Outside the academe, Dr. Alba also became a member of the Technical Committee for Economics of the Commission on Higher Education. He also served as president, vice president, and member of the board of directors of the Philippine Economic Society. He has also been a consultant of various international organization, such as the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the United States Agency for International Development in the fields of education and economics. As a researcher, he has conducted studies on household consumption and economic growth, overseas workers' remittances, gender and inter-industry wage differentials, and hospital cost functions. Dr. Alba obtained his Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Stanford University, M.A. in Economics from UP, and AB in Economics from Ateneo de Manila University. Check out his publications below. For other publications by Dr. Alba, simply type "Alba" in the search box of the SERP-P website.



UPSE DP 1999-03  Estimating Modes of Labor Force Participation in the Philippines
UPSE DP 2009-07  Motives and Giving Norms Behind Remittances: The Case of Filipino Overseas Workers and Their Recipient Households
PJD 2006 Vol. XXXIII Nos. 1and2-c  Exploring Household Saving and Consumption-Smoothing in the Philippines
UPSE DP 2007-01  Why has the Philippines Remained a Poor Country? Some Perspectives from Growth Economics
UPSE PRE 2001-38_1-04  Household Vulnerability to Employment Shocks, 1997-1998