• The School of Applied Economics (SAEc) is tasked with teaching, conducting research and providing advisory and extension services to government and private institutions. SAEc has designed for its extension, the Research Assistance and Training in Economics and Econometrics (RATEE), a lifelong continuing education program for researchers, planners and policy makers. RATEE is a training series program where participants are expected to level-up in each training. They will start from the basic/refresher topics and they will gradually follow a step-by-step training until they reach the higher-level topics. The program will have a lecture-workshop setting with computer laboratory exercises, designed to train them well in hands-on application.

    In this regard, we would like to invite you to our RATEE training series this summer which will be held at the SAEc AVR, USeP, Obrero, Davao City. The series has two training programs: the basic and the advanced levels. In the basic level, trainees will be introduced to research processes, sampling methods, exploratory data analysis, and descriptive and inferential statistics. After the basic training, they will be introduced to advanced quantitative techniques commonly used in socio-economic researches. The advanced level training aims to enhance the knowledge and competencies of the participants in the application of economic theories to relevant sectors and economic problems; and to develop the ability of the participants to determine suitable methodologies, statistical and econometric tools in undertaking research.

    Training Schedule                                                                         Training Title

    June 21 – 23, 2016                         Training-Workshop on Basic Quantitative Techniques for Research

    July  26 – 28, 2016                         Training-Workshop on Advance Quantitative Techniques for Research

    The registration fee is PhP 3,600 per participant per training. The fee shall include food, training kits and certificates. A PhP 500.00 discount shall be given to (i) participants who will register in both trainings (ii) participants of the basic level training last June 2015 (who will register in the advanced level) and (iii) MEEA (Mindanao Economics and Econometrics Association) members.

    For participants outside Davao City, the University Hostel is charging a dormitory-type accommodation for only PhP200.00/night/pax (for reservations just contact Ms. Estela Magandi at 227-8192/225-4696 loc.255).

    Download the program and registration form for you to fill up and send back to us to signify your intention to attend the training. For more information, just contact the secretariat through Jennifer E. Hinlo (09336865944) and Vaneza Macan at 227-8192 loc. 226 or email us at saec@usep.edu.ph.