Regulating the Regulators: Why Our Economic Gains Redound to a Few

On March 19, 2007 at 2pm, EPRA will be holding a forum entitled "Regulating the Regulators: Why Our Economic Gains Redound to a Few" at the Conference Hall of Social Development Complex of Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Heights Campus.

Our guest speaker, Secretary Romulo L. Neri of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) will be presenting his take on the Philippine Economic Reform Agenda, the regulatory capture occurring in some of our government agencies and how it affects the cost of doing business in the country.

Professor Joel Rocamora, research fellow of the Institute for PopularDemocracy (IPD), will also be presenting his thoughts on this phenomenonof regulatory capture where government regulatory agencies supposed to beacting for public welfare become dominated by vested interests.

Representatives from the academe (Dr. Nandy Aldaba, chairperson, AteneoEconomics Department) and the civil society (Mr. Jude Esguerra, ExecutiveDirector, Institute for Popular Democracy) who will act asreactors/discussants will give their perspectives on the presentations.

We would like to invite you to participate in this event together withother NGOs, academe, and government participants. For confirmation orfurther clarifications related to this forum, please contact Joannie or Majen at 929-7035 or 426-6001 loc 4640.

-- Martha Jenny S.T. Tong
Project Executive Assistant
Economic Policy Reform and Advocacy (EPRA) Project
Ateneo de Manila University