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Dr. Wilfrido V. Villacorta

Scope Note

     This webliography consists of articles and lectures written by Dr. Wilfrido Villacorta which are accessible through the net. Some of the publications were written with other authors.

     Dr. Wilfrido V. Villacorta is University Fellow and full Professor of Political Science and International Relations of De La Salle University-Manila. He served as former deputy secretary general of the ASEA and as President of the Yuchengco Center for East Asia, a research center based at De La Salle University. Further, he was a member of the 1986 Constitutional Commission which framed the present Philippine constitution; Dean of the College of Liberal Arts of De La Salle University from 1983-1986; and was its Senior Vice-President from 1986-1992. He served as a visiting research fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies in Japan in 1993; and at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore in 1994. He was visiting professor in universities of Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Thailand and the United States and was one of the trainors in a training program for Lao officials sponsored by the European Union. His current positions include the following: Commissioner, UNESCO National Commission. International Academic Advisor of the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan; treasurer of the Asian Scholarship Foundation; consultant to the Foreign Service Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippine Government; member of the Human Development Network of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); columnist of the Manila Bulletin; chairman of the National Institute for Policy Studies; and member, Steering Committee, Philippine APEC Study Center Network. Dr. Villacorta�s scholarly works have been published locally and internationally. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Politics (Woodrow Wilson Fellow) and Master of Arts in Politics from the Catholic University of America; while his Bachelor of Arts major in Political Science from the University of the Philippines.


Internet Sites

Beyond Economic Cooperation: Institution-Building in APEC
[Retrieved September 24, 2008]

"This paper presents the future direction of APEC as a trade and investment regime by addressing two specific issues: the future of the organization in terms of its institutional forms as well the future of the liberalization agenda in the Philippines. It includes discussion on the political issues in APEC's development, the legal issues within APEC, case study of domestic coalition-building and the future directions for APEC"

Can Ecotech Alleviate the Asian Financial Crisis?
[Retrieved September 18, 2008]

"Written with Dr. Angelo Unite of the Economics Department, De La Salle University, this paper describes the financial crisis and its causes, provides a background on ECOTECH as a major APEC concern, and examines the potential of ECOTECH in addressing the Asian financial crisis. Several economists have offered a variety of arguments on the causes of the so-called Asian financial crisis that commenced on the second half of the 1997. The hypothesized causes revolve around a common theme: lack of prudent financial institutions and effective regulatory/supervisory structures to cope with the consequences of increasingly integrated international capital market."

Coalition-building and APEC
[Retrieved September 18, 2008:]

"Established in 1989 as an informal group in response to the growing interdependence among Asia-Pacific economies, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) has since grown into a most significant vehicle for promoting trade, investment and economic cooperation in the region. This book, which is co-published with the Philippine APEC Study Center Network (PASCN) and the Yuchengco Institute for East Asia of the De La Salle University, centers on the concept of "coalition-building" as an instrument for the growth of APEC as an organization. It proposes that APEC be strengthened and transformed in order to meet its objectives and remain as an important instrument for economic cooperation and consolidation in the future. The five studies presented in this book recognize that the strength of APEC as an organization lies in its cohesive stance regarding trade and investments."

Political Dimensions of Globalization and Equity in East Asia
[Retrieved July 30, 2009]

"The paper examines the relationship between globalization and equity in East Asia from a political perspective. Economic relations have replaced Cold War politics as the main determinant of state interaction in the region. Throughout Northeast and Southeast Asia, trade and investment liberalization has been accepted as the key to accelerated integration into the regional economy. Nonetheless, ideologies, political systems and traditional social structures impinge on the degree of liberalization and the extent of its social and political impact."

The Political Economy of Philippine Commitments to APEC: the Legislative Record
[Retrieved September 18, 2008]

"This article was written with Dr. Tereso T. Tullao, Jr., Dr. Angelo A. Unite. It examines the political economy of enacting new legislation required to fulfill the commitments of the Philippines in APEC. In particular, the paper describes the process involved in the formulation and deliberation of proposed legislation, identifies the players involved in this process, it examines the conflicts of interest encountered in ensuring the passage of such legislation and process measures to address these problems. This study limits itself to three areas: (a) retail trade, (b) financial services, and (c) the agricultural sector. It catalogues the major commitments of the Philippines to APEC in the above-mentioned three areas; analyzes the legislative measures that seek to operationalize these commitments; identifies the various interest groups involved in the process of formulating the required legislative measures; and examines the status and adequacy of the legislative measures in meeting the requirements of liberalization under APEC in the three areas of concern."