Jose Encarnacion, Jr.

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This is a photo of a National Scientist, who is also the Founding Member / President of the Philippine Economic Society. Photo courtesy of National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).

Jose Encarnacion, Jr. (November 17, 1928-July 5, 1998) is a renowned Filipino economist, who pioneered modern economics education in the Philippines. He is also included in the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Awardees in 1963.


Dr. Jose Encarnacion Jr. obtained his MA in Philosophy at the University of the Philippines in 1954. He finished his Ph.D. in Economics at Princeton University in 1960. [1]

Career and Contributions

Dr. Encarnacion was a respected economist, theorist, professor, and dean at the School of Economics of the University of the Philippines. He was the first Filipino economist to publish his study in an internationally renowned journal, and his contributions to economic theory appeared in various papers in England and the United States of America. [2]

For his significant contributions to the UP School of Economics, he ascended to the rank of Professor Emeritus in 1994. He was elected as Academician in 1979 and was conferred as National Scientist in 1987.

Other Awards

  • 1963 - Philippine's Ten Outstanding Young Men Award
  • 1968 - Distinguished Scholar Award from the University of the Philippines
  • 1968 - Outstanding Fulbrighter Award, Philippine Fullbright Scholars Association


  1. "Dr. Jose Encarnacion Jr." Specialized Philippine Enterprise Reference of Experts and Scientists (DOST - SPHERES), Accessed on December 22, 2020.
  2. "Dr. Jose Encarnacion Jr." National Academy of Science and Technology, Accessed on December 22, 2020.



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