I am a Senior Economist at the Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy Division of the SEACEN Centre. My work involves conducting monetary policy research focusing on Asian member economies; developing and delivering training sessions for member central bank staff covering various macroeconomic and monetary policy topics; as well as writing and managing the overall production of SEACEN Capital Flows Monitor.
My areas of specialization include international macroeconomics, international financial economics and growth theory. My research focus includes capital flows, financial integration, financial stress, portfolio allocation, bond price discovery, financial inclusion, and economic convergence.
I have published several research papers in peer-reviewed international journals including Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Futures Markets, Review of Income and Wealth, among others. I have also co-authored several book chapters.
I have several years of economic policy research experience having worked at the Asian Development Bank (as a national consultant), Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, and National Economic and Development Authority in Manila, Philippines. I also held various academic teaching positions at the Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, Trinity College Dublin and Newcastle Business School of Northumbria University in the UK.
I completed my PhD in Economics at Trinity College Dublin (2017) and earned both my Bachelor's and Master’s degree in Economics at the University of the Philippines Diliman (2003) and Ateneo de Manila University (2006), respectively. I also hold a certificate in Advanced Studies in International Economic Policy Research from Kiel Institute for World Economy in Germany (2012).
December 2018: SEACEN Capital Flows Monitor 2018 Update released.
November 2018: "Economic Convergence, Capital Accumulation, and Income Traps: Empirical Evidence" (with Cyn-Young Park) released as Early View article in Review of Income and Wealth. Click here.
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