Rescuing the Philippines

21 de enero de 2012   | Vistas: 18 |   Deregulation Development Economics Import Substitution Infrastructure

Bernardo Villegas explains how the Philippines became the "sick man of Asia” after adopting what he refers to as the Latin American formula for economic disaster. He briefly explains the protectionist policies that prevailed during several administrations as well as the positive impact of deregulation and privatization under President Fidel Ramos in the 1990s. Villegas also examines the role of public-private partnerships for building much needed infrastructure in the country’s rural areas.

This video has been made possible thanks to support from the John Templeton Foundation, Global Philanthropic Trust, and the Earhart Foundation.

This interview was recorded as part of The Antigua Forum 2012 gathering.

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Bernardo Villegas is chairman of the Center for Research and Communication, adviser to several Philippine presidents, and visiting professor at…


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