The DLSU School of Economics

Five Decades of SOE, and counting

SOE represents more than 50 years of leadership in economics education, research, and public service. From its beginnings as a department within the College of Liberal Arts in the 1961 (with Dr Bernardo Villegas as its first Chairman) , to its transfer to the College of Business and Economics in 1982 and eventual incorporation as a School in 2010, it has stood for innovative and committed teaching, rigorous research, and steadfast engagement with the public and private sector. 

In 2008, it became the first economics program in the country to be assessed by the ASEAN Universities Network.

Faculty and students

SOE pioneered many practices now considered standard within the profession: the emphasis on mathematical and econometric training for undergraduates, exposure to evidence-based research and the publication of new knowledge,  development of a scientific discourse in Filipino, problem-based learning, and investment in new economic methodology.

Graduates and faculty members of SOE have been recipients of renowned national and international awards and recognition. SOE have been an active participant in economic inquiry and knowledge generation: faculty members actively participate in local and international research gatherings and collaboration, and also appeared in various platforms of media.

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The centennial marker by the National Historical Institute, and the view from the marker (above) Photos by Luisito Abueg

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