Margarita D. Gonzales

Assistant Professor

Education

  • Ph.D. in Economics
  • M.A. in Economics, University of the Philippines
  • Special Training in Economics and Business Journalism, Columbia University, New York City, NY
  • B.S. in Psychology (magna cum laude), University of the Philippines

Research Interests

  • Monetary Economics, Financial Economics, Macroeconomics, Development Economics, Applied Econometrics

Positions Held

  • Chair, Financial Economics and International Economics Committee, University of the Philippines School of Economics (current)
  • Head, UPSE UnionBank Center for Financial and Monetary Economics (current)
  • Chair, Undergraduate Committee, University of the Philippines School of Economics (Academic Year 2014-2015)
  • Country Advisor, GlobalSource Partners Philippines (2007-2012)

Selected Papers

  • Debuque-Gonzales, Margarita, and Maria Socorro Gochoco-Bautista. 2017. Financial Conditions Indexes and Monetary Policy in Asia. Asian Economic Papers 16(2):83–117.
  • (Co-author) Abiad, Abdul, Margarita Debuque-Gonzales, and Andrea Sy. 2018. The Evolution and Impact of Infrastructure in Middle-income Countries: Anything Special? Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, forthcoming.
  • Debuque-Gonzales, Margarita. 2013. Empirical Determinants and Patterns of Research and Development Investment in Asia. ADB Economics Working Paper no. 364. Manila: Asian Development Bank.
  • Debuque-Gonzales, Margarita, and Maria Socorro Gochoco-Bautista. 2013. Financial Conditions Indexes for Asian Economies. ADB Economics Working Paper no. 333. Manila: Asian Development Bank.
  • Debuque-Gonzales, Margarita, and Maria Socorro Gochoco-Bautista. 2007. The Philippines: Ten years After the Crisis. IDS Bulletin 38(4):72–95.
  • Debuque, Margarita. 2006. Sources of Macroeconomic Fluctuations, Domestic Disturbances and their Implications for Monetary Union in Asia. Ph.D. diss. essay, University of the Philippines, Diliman.
  • Debuque, Margarita. 2006. Revealed Preferences of Asian Policymakers: Prospects for Policy Sharing in the Region. Ph.D. diss. essay, University of the Philippines, Diliman.
  • Debuque, Margarita. 2006. Central Banks as Exchange Rate Targeters: A Preliminary Approach to Empirical Validation. Ph.D. diss. essay, University of the Philippines, Diliman.
  • (Co-author) Balisacan, Arsenio M., Nobuhiko Fuwa and Margarita H. Debuque. 2004. “The Political Economy of Philippine Rural Development Since the 1960s.” In Rural Development and Agricultural Growth in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand, edited by Takamasa Akiyama and Donald F. Larson, pp. 214-293. Washington, DC: World Bank and Asia-Pacific Press, Australian National University.

Ongoing Research

  • Debuque-Gonzales, Margarita. 2017. Infrastructure, growth, and inequality: Is Asia different? School of Economics, University of the Philippines, Diliman. For the Asian Center’s Bugkos Research Program.
  • Debuque-Gonzales, Margarita. 2017. A Financial Conditions Index for the Philippines: What Does It Tell Us? School of Economics, University of the Philippines, Diliman.
  • Debuque-Gonzales, Margarita. 2016. What Drives R&D Investment in Asia? An Inquiry into the Financial Factors. School of Economics, University of the Philippines, Diliman.

Awards and Citations

  • Citibank Asian Excellence Award for Economic Journalism (1994, 1996, 1997, and 1998); Jaime V. Ongpin Award for Investigative Journalism (cited for excellence in explanatory writing, 2002); Economic Journalists’ Association of the Philippines Award (best feature story, 1994 and 1998); Catholic Mass Media Award (best feature story, 1995)