Econ re­search must re­lay sto­ries, ed­u­ca­tor says

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Business -

ECO­NOMIC re­search must re­lay the heart of hu­man sto­ries in­stead of merely pre­sent­ing nu­meric data, an eco­nom­ics ed­u­ca­tor said.

Univer­sity of South­east­ern Philip­pines (Usep) School of Eco­nom­ics act­ing dean Jen­nifer Hinlo said this is one of the goals of con­duct­ing the 2018 Min­danao Eco­nomic Con­ven­tion Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5, at the So­cial Hall of Usep Obrero Cam­pus. The eco­nomic fo­rum cen­tered on “Sus­tain­ing In­clu­sive Eco­nomic Growth and De­vel­op­ment of Min­danao”.

Hinlo said the event pre­sented eco­nomic re­searches which can give cur­rent eco­nomic scenes in Min­danao that could help in­form gov­ern­ment agen­cies and even leg­is­la­tors in com­ing up pro­grams which can help al­le­vi­ate the cur­rent con­di­tion of Min­danao.

“We want to have lo­cal stud­ies that will help ad­dress is­sues specif­i­cally in Min­danao,” Hinlo said in an in­ter­view Wed­nes­day.

Some of the pre­sen­ta­tions fo­cused on agribusi­ness eco­nom­ics specif­i­cally dis­cussing on farm pro­duc­tiv­ity, mi­cro­fi­nance, and agri­cul­tural pro­duc­tiv­ity. Other re­searches

were on de­vel­op­ment eco­nom­ics specif­i­cally dis­cussing buying be­hav­iors, la­bor pro­duc­tiv­ity, gov­ern­ment pro­grams ef­fi­ciency, and aca­demic re­search pro­duc­tiv­ity.

En­vi­ron­ment and nat­u­ral re­source eco­nom­ics re­searches fo­cused on pric­ing land val­u­a­tion, and en­vi­ron­men­tal ef­fi­ciency of se­lected Asean coun­tries. The econo­met­rics stud­ies high­lighted the fol­low­ing dis­cus­sion points on re­gional poverty in­dices, gov­ern­ment debt and eco­nomic growth re­la­tion­ship, wealth in­dices, and du­ra­tion of trade in the Philip­pine stock mar­ket.

(SUN­STAR PHOTO/JEAN YNOT)

STRONG ALLY. New Chi­nese con­sul to the Philip­pines Jia Li as­sures Filpinos of the strong sup­port of China in the area of trade, tourism, cul­ture and ed­u­ca­tion. Jia said China has be­come the coun­try’s largest trad­ing part­ner.

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