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  • Federalism: Prospects for the Philippines 

    Jr., Romulo E.M. Miral (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2017-09-30)
    The paper aims to consider potential benefits of federalism to the Philippines within the context of two major development constraints, namely, weak economic growth and poverty. The governance and institutional aspects of these development constraints ...
  • Measuring and Examining Innovation in Philippine Business and Industry 

    Albert, Jose Ramon G. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2017-09-30)
    Innovation involves implementing new or significantly improved goods and services, production processes, marketing, or organizational methods for adding value. The measurement of innovation provides a mechanism for benchmarking national performance, ...
  • Evaluation of Fiscal Incentives in the Philippines 

    Parel, Danileen Kristel C. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2017-08-30)
    The advantages of foreign direct investment to host countries, particularly on economic growth, have long been recognized. The amount of investment that enters a country is influenced by various factors, including tax rates and the provision of fiscal ...
  • Assessment of the 2017 Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion 

    Manasan, Rosario G. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2017-08-30)
    Despite various reform efforts over the years, the tax system in the Philippines continues to suffer from chronic weaknesses. Tax rates are high relative to the country’s ASEAN neighbors, yet revenue productivity remains low. Filipino individual taxpayers ...

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