University of the Philippines Los Baños College of Economics and Management

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College of Economics and Management at University of the Philippines Los Baños
Type College
Established 1975
Dean Dr. Isabelita M. Pabuayon
Location Philippines Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

The College of Economics and Management (CEM) is one of the eleven degree-granting units of the University of the Philippines Los Baños. It is the first in Asia to offer degree programs in Agricultural Economics and has trained agricultural, resource and environmental economists from all over the continent.

CEM is composed of four departments - the Department of Agricultural Economics, Department of Economics, Department of Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship, and the Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED). Also affiliated with the college is the Agribusiness Center for Entrepreneurs and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Center for Technology Exchange and Training for Small and Medium Enterprises (ACTETSME).


The College traces its roots from the Institute of Agricultural Development and Administration under the College of Agriculture in 1975 with three Departments - Agricultural Economics, Economics, and Management. It later became the College of Development Economics and Management which merged IADA with the Agricultural Credit and Cooperative Studies and the Agrarian Reform Institute in 1978.

Faculty (Selected)[edit]

Degree Programs[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Jikun Huang (PhD) - Director, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy[1]
  • Linxiu Zhang (PhD) - Director, Stanford Rural Education Action Project and Deputy Director, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy [2]
  • William Meyers (MS) - Professor, University of Missouri and Director, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute [3]
  • Maria (Sergy) Floro (Former faculty) - Professor at American University [4][5]
  • PA Samaratunga (PhD) - Head (Agricultural Economics), Sri Lanka Institute of Policy Studies [6]
  • Jonna P. Estudillo (BS, MS) - Professor, Foundation for Advanced Studies in International Development (Japan)[7]
  • Joseph Salvacruz (BS) - Professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School [8]
  • Cielito Habito (BS/Faculty) - Former Secretary of Socio-Economic Planning and Director General of National Economic and Development Authority
  • Arsenio Balisacan (MS) - Current secretary of Socio-Economic Planning and Director General of National Economic and Development Authority; Dean of UP School of Economics in Diliman[9]
  • Juan Miguel Zubiri (BS) - Senator, 14th (2007–2010), 15th (2010–2011) and 17th Congress of the Philippines (2016–present)
  • Carlito Añonuevo (Former faculty) - former president of Action For Economic Reforms


  1. ^ "Management Team". Chinese Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  2. ^ "About REAP". Stanford University. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  3. ^ "International Agri-Food Policy". Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  4. ^ "Profile". American University. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  5. ^ "Carlito Anonuevo". AER. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  6. ^ "IPS Staff". IPS. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  7. ^ "FASID Graduate School Faculty". FASID. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  8. ^ "Joseph Salvacruz". HKUST. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  9. ^ "UP Econ dean replaces Paderanga at NEDA". Interaksyon. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 

Coordinates: 14°10′01.34″N 121°14′29.52″E / 14.1670389°N 121.2415333°E / 14.1670389; 121.2415333