I am a Senior Economist at the Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy Division of the SEACEN Centre (South East Asia Central Banks Research and Training Centre). My work involves designing and delivering training courses for SEACEN member central banks and monetary authorities staff on various topics including international macroeconomics, forecasting, and external sector analysis.
My areas of specialisation include international macroeconomics and international financial economics. 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 International Money and Finance, Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Futures Markets, and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, and Money, 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, 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).
July 2022: Bilateral Capital Flows: Gravity, Push, and Pull accepted for publication in International Finance journal.
July 2022: Concentration in Asia’s Cross-border Banking: Determinants and Impacts (with Ana Kristel Lapid and Peter Rosenkranz) Early View at Pacific Economic Review.
July 2022: US Dollar Dominance in Asia’s Trade Invoicing (with Sanchita Basu Das and Ryan Jacildo) released as SEACEN Working Paper WP1/2022.
June 2022: Rejoined the SEACEN Centre as Senior Economist at the Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy Division
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