Since its establishment in 1999, the Institute has undertaken research projects in the areas of
(a) industrial adjustment and restructuring in the Philippines and ASEAN,
(b) global and regional production networks,
(c) agricultural marketing and trade,
(d) investments in agricultural research and development,
(e) family business issues,
(f) cost analysis in higher education institutions,
(g) managing risks and opportunities of globalization particularly on financial liberalization and integration, human mobility, and trade, and
(h) corporate governance and banking.
It has hosted several seminars and roundtable discussions involving lawmakers, government officials, businessmen, labor leaders, academics, and representatives of civil society. The Institute also hosts the annual Young Economists’ Convention (YEC),which serves as a forum for economics students from across the Philippines and ASEAN to discuss relevant issues with eminent economists and policymakers.