1. play a prominent role in economics education, research, and public service in the Philippines; and
2. contribute to the formulation of local and national economic development plans through problem-oriented research and rigorous academic training that produce influential decision-makers in government, business, and civil society
In keeping with UPLB’s leading role in efforts toward a globally competitive Philippines, DE-UPLB seeks to adhere to the international standards of academic excellence by becoming a hub for innovation in economics teaching and research and thereby attain international recognition and attract outstanding faculty and students from the Philippines and other countries.
In pursuant of UPLB’s goal of making its academic programs comparable with the best globally, DE-UPLB endeavors to:
(i) design course offerings that provide both a rigorous economics education and analytical tools necessary for understanding global issues;
(ii) intensify participation of faculty and students in academic discussions through paper presentation at local, national, and international conferences;
(iii) generate financial resources for the continuing education of faculty and staff;
(iv) develop training programs, targeted at prime movers in government and civil society; and
(v) teach the use of economic principles in making decisions and understanding the most pressing issues.