Towards a new model of the Philippine political economy, Part I

Posted: March 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

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I attended a workshop on development issues in Asia yesterday at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters.  After John Nye of George Mason University presented his paper on the imperatives of institutional reform for the Philippines, the discussion turned to the nature of the Philippine political economy and where the distortions would lie.

Through this blog entry, I intend to start a multi-part presentation of a rudimentary theoretical model of the Philippine political economy.  It’s a work in progress so comments and criticisms are most welcome.

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This article is a think-piece and a work-in-progress.  In this paper, I introduce a four-sector model of the Philippine political economy that only characterizes its principal features and also suggests the possibilities for future change.  The Philippine political economy is composed of four—formal, informal, criminal, and war—economies, with these categories understood as Weberian ideal types.  Qua ideal types, these economic sectors can…

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