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BSP to host the 2014 BSP-UP Professorial Chair Lectures, Part I


The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will host the 2014 BSP-UP Professorial Chair Lectures, Part I on 14 May 2014 at the Executive Business Center, BSP Main Complex, Malate, Manila.

The Professorial Chair Lectures provide the opportunity for chairholders to present their research, and for the participants to discuss important issues in economics, statistics, business administration, finance, accounting, agriculture and other related fields as part of the collaboration between the BSP and the academe.

For this occasion, BSP Monetary Board Member Dr. Felipe M. Medalla will welcome the guests and participants while UP System Vice-President for Public Affairs, Dr. J. Prospero E. De Vera III, will deliver the opening remarks.

Four lectures will be delivered:

  1. Determinants of Regional Minimum Wages in the Philippines
    By Dr.  Lisa Grace S. Bersales, BSP UP Centennial Professor of Statistics
  2. Exploring the Contribution of Virtue Ethics to the Financial Crisis Discourse
    By Dr.  Aliza D. Racelis, BSP UP Centennial Professor of Business Administration
  3. 3. Financial Reporting Practices of the GSIS
    By Dr. Helena Agnes S. Valderrama, BSP UP Centennial Professor of Accounting
  4. 4. Deregulation and Its Effects on PLDT’s Financial Performance
    By Dr. Arthur S. Cayanan, BSP UP Centennial Professor of Banking and Finance

Dr. Maragtas S.V. Amante of the University of the Philippines, Dr. Manuel B. Dy, Jr.  of the Ateneo de Manila University, and Mr. Jekell G. Salosagcol of the Government Service Insurance System will discuss the papers of Dr.  Lisa Grace S. Bersales, Dr. Aliza D. Racelis, and Dr. Helena Agnes S. Valderrama, respectively.

Dr. Mercedes B. Concepcion, the first National Scientist in the field of demography will serve as the luncheon speaker of the event. Dr. Concepcion is one of the foremost experts in population and development in the Philippines.  Her outstanding accomplishments included the study of population composition and trends and their implications for social and economic development, the growth of urbanization, the situation of the elderly and of employment that resulted in the formulation of population policies here and abroad.

The lectures will be attended by invited participants from the academe, government agencies, private institutions as well as BSP officials and staff.

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