AKI Research Grants

One of the major programs of the Institute is the AKI Research Grants.  Every year, the Institute provides grants for research projects of DLSU faculty members that are aligned with the research thrusts identified by the Institute and the School of Economics.

The Institute continues to fund empirically-based research proposals on the following School of Economics research thrusts topics: Macroeconomic Theory and Macroeconomic Modeling, Experimental Economics, Poverty and Food Security, Globalization, International Trade, and Human Resource Development.  Grants are also given for Poverty Research that utilizes the Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Survey datasets and/or the Annual Poverty Indicator Survey (APIS).

These proposals must be implemented over a six-month timeframe. The output must include the full research paper as well as a three- to four-page policy paper, which published by the Institute as an AKI Policy Brief with ISSN 2094-3342.  Click here to find out more about AKI Call for Proposals.

List of research studies accepted under the AKI Research Grants:


  • Sobreviñas, A.  (    ).  Examining chronic and transient poverty using CBMS panel data:  The case of the municipality of Orion.  DLSU-AKI.


  • Palisoc, S., Noel, M., and Natividad, M.  (    ).  Calamansi (citrus microcarpa) remediation in wastewater of trace heavy metals as detected by highly sensitive modified pencil graphite electrodes.  DLSU-AKI.


  • Sauler, M. M., and Tomaliwan, M. F.  (    ).  Returns to education in the Philippines:  A semiparametric quantile approach.  DLSU-AKI.


  • Colendrino, M. C., Andal, A., and Guce-Viñas, M.  (    ).  Paper waste management thru paper bag livelihood program for learners with disabilities.  DLSU-AKI.


  • Apuli, M. C., and Salonga, N. R.  (    ).  Field study of the change makers:  The case of LSEED social enterprise fellows with parallel assessment on the Philippine social enterprise models.  DLSU-AKI.


  • Austria, M., and Pagaduan, J. (    ).  Assessing the impact of the Philippine sin tax reform law on the demand for cigarettes.  DLSU-AKI.


  • Austria, M., and Villanueva, A.C. (    ).  Measuring illicit cigarette trade:  The case of the Philippines.  DLSU-AKI.




  • Vallar, E., and Oliveros, J. (    ).  Support sytem for the readiness of marginalized communities againts weather disturbances and temperature shifts intensified by climate change.  DLSU-AKI.


  • Promentilla, M.A., Villagracia, A.R., and Yu, K.D. (    ).  Disaster risk index for vulnerable economies (DRIVE).  DLSU-AKI.


  • Tiongco, M., and Bautista, R. (    ).  Rehabilitating Mindanao:  an evaluation of the impact of peace-building initiatives.  DLSU-AKI.


  • Santos, G. N. (    ).  Fabrication of metal oxide sensor for aflatoxin detection in food.  DLSU-AKI.

  • Raymundo, R.  (    ).  Identifying sub-sectors in the iron and steel manufacturing industry with improving competitiveness from 2001 to 2015 and its impact on intra industry trade among the ASEAN 5.  DLSU-AKI.



  • Camacho, D. (    ).  Vitamin/Drug Fortification of Milled Rice.  DLSU-AKI.



  • Almendrala, M. (    ).  Quality improvement of Philrice tapuy (rice wine) through ultrafiltration.  DLSU-AKI.


  • Santos, G. N. (    ).  A study and evaluation of meat freshness using tin oxide nanomaterial e-nose sensor.  DLSU-AKI.



  • Tiongco, M. (    ).  An impact evaluation on the pantawid pamilyang pilipino program:  Pilot study in Bagac, Bataan.  DLSU-AKI.



  • Tiongco, M. (    ).  Aspirations of Filipino women entrepreneurships in the informal economy.  DLSU-AKI.



  • Carandang, VI, J. S., Taylor, R. W., Calleja, J. S., Busayong, E. A., and Punzalan, E. (    ).  Urban organic farming for diversified agriculture.  DLSU-AKI.


  • Enriquez, M. L. (    ).  A comparative study of the cytotoxic, genotoxic and ROS scavenging activities of the aqueous extracts of sysgium (duhat), syzygium samarangense (makopa), antides mabunius (L.) spreng (bignay) and rubusrosae folius (sapinit).  DLSU-AKI.


  • Habaradas, R. (    ).  Balancing financial and social bottom-lines:  Decision-making strategies for social entrepreneurship in the Philippine setting.  DLSU-AKI.