New Acquisitions (Books), October 2014


Gans, Joshua 
Parentonomics : an economist dad looks at parenting / Joshua Gans. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2009. HQ 769 G357 2009

Like any new parent, Joshua Gans felt joy mixed with anxiety upon the birth of his first child. Who was this blanket-swaddled small person and what did she want? Unlike most parents, however, Gans is an economist, and he began to apply the tools of his trade to raising his children. Continue reading at


Dagli, Suzette B.
FDI, financial development and growth : an ARDL cointegration approach for the Philippines / S.B. Dagli. — 2014. LG 995 2014 E2 D35  (Thesis) 

Explores the long-run and short-run links among FDI, financial development and growth in the Philippines using the Autoregression Distributed Lag (ARDL) bounds testing approach to cointegration found in Pesaran et al (2001).

Hull, John C.
Options, futures, and other derivatives / John C. Hull. Boston : Prentice Hall, c2012. HG 6024 A3 H84 2012

Bridge the gap between theory and practice.Designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice, this introductory text on the futures and options markets is ideal for those with a limited background in mathematics.The eighth edition has been updated and improved–featuring a new chapter on securitization and the credit crisis, and increased discussion on the way commodity prices are modeled and commodity derivatives valued.

McClave, James T.
Statistics for business and economics / James T. McClave, P. George Benson, Terry Sincich. Boston : Prentice Hall, c2011. HF 1017 M36 2011

Classic, yet contemporary. Theoretical, yet applied.Statistics for Business and Economics, Eleventh Edition gives you the best of both worlds. Using a rich array of applications from a variety of industries, McClave/Sincich/Benson clearly demonstrates how to use statistics effectively in a business environment.
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Patagan, Remrick E.
Calendar effects in the Philippine Stock Exchange : new evidence and efficiency implications / R.E. Patagan. — 2014. LG 995 2014 E2 P38  (Thesis) 

Examines calendar effects in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) using recent data on the daily closing values of the PSE index from 02 January 1995 to 29 December 2012 and employing robust methods that take into account the stylized facts of financial time series.

Roncaglia, Alessandro
Why the economists got it wrong : the crisis and its cultural roots / Alessandro Roncaglia. London : Anthem Press, 2010. HB 3722 R66 2010

‘Why the Economists Got It Wrong’ illustrates the origins and development of the financial crisis, tracing its cultural origins in mainstream views which favoured financial liberalization policies. These views are contrasted with those of Keynes and Keynesian economists such as Minsky, pointing to an interpretation of economic events where uncertainty plays a central role and economic policy is aimed at building institutional and regulatory structures in order to counter financial fragility.



Bundoc, Filipinas G.
The continuum of maternal care and its effects on neonatal survival in the Philippines testing the WHO recommendations / F.G. Bundoc. — 2014. LG 995 2014 E2 B86  (Thesis) 

Examines the importance of pregnant women seeking the World Health Organization-recommended levels of antenatal care coverage as well as making appropriate facility choice decisions for delivery in reducing neonatal death.


Cabarles, Ma. Aizl Camille B. 
Estimating the utilization rates of bilateral tubal ligation services in 2006 and 2011     with missing information on the year when the procedure was undertaken. / M.A.C.B. Cabarles. – 2014. LG 995 2014 E2 C33  (Thesis) 

Estimation of annual use rates for bilateral tubal ligation (BTL) service is essential for program planning since it serves as basis in determining the resource requirements to ensure availability of BTL service. The standard method in estimating utilization of BTL service is based on the ex-ante decision on what family planning (FP) method to use.


Calub, Renz Adrian T. 
A theoretical and empirical analysis on the relationship between payment schemes and physician quality / R.A.T. Calub. — 2014. LG 995 2014 E2 C37  (Thesis) 

Investigates by constructing a theoretical model of the relationship between compensation schemes and quality of services and testing such using a special physician test to gauge quality .



The Oxford encyclopedia of economic history / Joel Mokyr, editor in chief. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
HC 15 O94 2003

What were the economic roots of modern industrialism? Were labor unions ever effective in raising workers’ living standards? Did high levels of taxation in the past normally lead to economic decline? These and similar questions profoundly inform a wide range of intertwined social issues whose complexity, scope, and depth become fully evident in the Encyclopedia.
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Lalisan, Allan Albert E.
Pricing a prizefight : do fighters’ statistics influence viewer interest in pay-per-view boxing? / A.A.E. Lalisan. — 2014. LG 995 2014 E2 L35  (Thesis) 

Tests to see if putting championship belts at stake in pay-per-view boxing title fights has any impact on consumer interest as measured by the revenues earned by the event, and if revenues are similarly affected by fighter records, previous success in championship fights, and other tangible measures of fighter quality.


Das, Dilip K.
Two faces of globalization : munificent and malevolent / Dilip K. Das. Cheltenham, [England] : Edward Elgar, c2009. HF 1359 D37 2009

Like the ancient Roman god Janus, globalization has two faces, one benign and the other malign. In this comprehensive and authoritative book, Dilip K. Das fills a gap in the literature by examining both aspects of the contemporary phase of economic globalization. Continue reading at

Negotiating a preferential trading agreement : issues, constraints and practical options / edited by Sisira Jayasuriya, Donald MacLaren [and] Gary Magee. Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar, c2009. HF 3838 A87 N44 2009

Preferential trading arrangements (PTAs) are currently proliferating, but existing economics literature provides little practical guidance for trade negotiators and analysts grappling with complex technical problems in negotiating PTAs.
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Dinglasan, Katrina May J.
Using Engels’ law to delineate the middle class / K.M.J. Dinglasan — 2014.
LG 995 2014 E2 D56  (Thesis) 

Seeks to improve upon existing indicators of middle class membership by analyzing household consumption patterns using the Engel’s Law, a well established empirical regularity observed in household survey studies.


Mallaby, Sebastian
More money than God : hedge funds and the making of a new elite / Sebastian Mallaby. New York : Penguin Press, 2010. HG 4530 M35 2010

Wealthy, powerful, and potentially dangerous, hedge fund moguls have become the It Boys of twenty-first- century capitalism. Beating the market was long thought to be impossible, but hedge funds cracked its mysteries and made fortunes in the process. Drawing on his unprecedented access to the industry, esteemed financial writer Sebastian Mallaby tells the inside story of the hedge funds, from their origins in the 1960s to their role in the financial crisis of 2007 to 2009.

Monetary policy and financial stability : a post-Keynesian agenda / edited by Claude Gnos and Louis-Philippe Rochon. Cheltenham, [England] : Edward Elgar, c2009. HG 230.3 M653 2009

This book provides an enlightening glimpse into the deep theoretical traditions of post-Keynesian theory whilst also illuminating the richness and uniqueness of post-Keynesian economic policy. Continue reading at


Jackson, Matthew O.
Social and economic networks / Matthew O. Jackson. Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, c2008. HM 741 J33 2008

LNetworks of relationships help determine the careers that people choose, the jobs they obtain, the products they buy, and how they vote. The many aspects of our lives that are governed by social networks make it critical to understand how they impact behavior, which network structures are likely to emerge in a society, and why we organize ourselves as we do. Continue reading at

Esteban, Cherrylyn D. 
The timing of retirement : a study of pensions under the Philippines social security     system / C.D. Esteban. — 2014. LG 995 2014 E2 E88  (Thesis) 

Estimate the impacts of the option value-based retirement incentives and other non-financial determinants of retirement using the micro-level data on retirement pensioners from the Philippines Social Security System (SSS).