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Clarete sworn in as Econ dean

Dean Clarete (seated, left) signs his appointment as witnessed by Chancellor Saloma, (standing, from left) daughter Clarissa May, wife Mirella, daughter Kimberly Ann and SE Department Chair Dr. Stella Luz Quimbo.

(September 20)—Economics professor Ramon L. Clarete, PhD., was sworn into office as dean of the School of Economics (SE) today by UPD Chancellor Caesar A. Saloma in simple rites at the Office of the Chancellor in Quezon Hall.

Clarete obtained a PhD in Economics from the University of Hawaii in 1984. He finished the course requirements for an MA in Economics from the SE in 1980 and earned a BS Economics degree from Xavier University in 1978. He joined SE in 1989.

Prior to joining UP, Clarete was an assistant professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada (1985-1988). He was also a research fellow at the East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii from June 1984 to July 1985.  He is presently Chief-of-Party of two USAID/Philippines projects, namely Local Implementation of National Competitiveness for Economic Growth (LINC-EG) and Economic Modernization through Efficient Reforms and Governance Enhancement (EMERGE).

Clarete’s research interests are in the fields of agricultural economics, development economics, multilateral trade policy, international economics and public economics.

He has published a number of works, the most recent of which are: “ASEAN-China Free Trade Area Agreement: The First Ten Years” commissioned by the Asian Development Bank for ASEAN Secretariat (2010); “Assessment of the Role of the Public Sector in Rice and Maize Policy Reforms and Regional Cooperation for Improved Food Security in ASEAN,” a background paper for the public sector chapter of the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and Food and Agriculture Organization (forthcoming)  Trusting Trade and the Provate Sector: Policy Reforms, Private Investment in Food Supply Chains and Cross-Border Trade Facilitation (2010); and “Philippine National Single Window Mission Report”commissioned by the EU-supported Trade Related Technical Assistance Phase 2 (TRTA 2) for the Philippine Bureau of Customs national single window program (2010).

Clarete’s appointment was approved by the UP Board of Regents on July 26, 2012. He serves a three-year term.--CAI