Bernardo M. Villegas
Recent Articles

Demographics Is Destiny (Part 3)
published: Oct 25, 2023

Demographics Is Destiny (Part 1)
published: Oct 11, 2023

Demographics Is Destiny (Part 2)
published: Oct 18, 2023

Featured Article
Learning for China`s Success Story

            In 2010 China surpassed Japan as the second largest economy in the world.  Goldman Sachs estimates that given current comparative growth rates, China will surpass the U.S. in nominal GDP by 2027.  As Justin Yifu Lin wrote in the Asia and the Pacific Mail (March 15, 2010), China's economic development has been "miraculous" since beginning its transition 30 years ago.  Like Nobel laureate Paul Krugman in commenting about the so-called "East Asian economic miracle," I hesitate to use the term "miraculous" for the simple reason that a miracle is an event or a phenomenon for which no human explanation can be given.  One has to look for supernatural reasons.  

   Featured Books

       The historical trends, empirical findings, and policy updates are discussed in detail in the essays compiled in this book. The most convincing argument that supports the thesis of the book, i.e. that population growth is a poitive factor in attaining sustainable human development, is found in the foreword to the book, which is adopted from an article written by Mr. Roberto de Ocampo, former Finance Secretary of the Philippines and multi-awarded finance official in Asia. Thanks to the continuing growth of the Philippines population, Filipinos are in more than 100 countries all over the world, contributing much-needed foreign echange and purchasing power to the Philippine economy and fostering the human and spiritual development of the most diverse of peoples and cultures on this planet.

   Featured Video
Antigua Forum Interviews 2012

 An interview with Dr. Villegas about the PH economy in Antigua Forum, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, last January 2012. See Link: