Visiting Scholars

List of esteemed faculty, academicians, and distingushed individuals in economic research who visited the School and the University.

Dr. Caesar Cororaton

Dr. Caesar Cororaton is a Senior Research Fellow at the Global Issues Initiative Institute for Society, Culture and Environment at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He specializes in analyzing the economic impacts and poverty effects of agricultural and trade policies through computable general equilibrium modelling and poverty microsimulation. 

Dr. Arlan Brucal

Dr. Arlan Brucal is a Research Officer at Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment of The London School of Economics and Political Science. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in 2016 and served as Postdoctoral Researcher in UHERO, an economic research organization at the University of Hawaii. He also taught the Economics Department as Assistant Professorial Lecturer prior to taking up his PhD. He has also spent his career conducting research on issues related to trade and environmental economics, and energy economics.

Dr. Alfredo Paloyo

Dr Alfredo Paloyo is a Lecturer in the School of Accounting, Economics, and Finance as well a Member of the Centre for Human and Social Capital Research at the University of Wollongong, Australia. His research interest is in the microeconometric evaluation of treatment effects, particularly as it applies to human capital, development, and defense. 

Dr. Kakali Mukhopadhyay

Dr. Mukhopadhyay, a Senior Associate (Academic and Research) at the Agricultural Economics Program under the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University earned her Master’s in Economics from Kanpur University, India and M.Phil. and Ph.D. in economics with a specialization in energy and environment from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India. Prior to joining McGill in 2007, she has been a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and subsequently a faculty at the Center for Development and Environmental Policy, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and Madras School of Economics, Chennai, India. Her research has focused on Energy and Environment, Trade and Environment, Air Pollution and Health, Economics of Health, Regional Economic Integration and R and D. 

Dr. Joost Santos

Dr. Joost Santos is an associate professor at the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Department of The George Washington University. Dr. Santos’ research interests lie at the intersection of systems engineering, disaster risk analysis, and economics. He has been involved in critical infrastructure protection projects including transportation, electric power, and oil/gas process control systems. He utilizes and develops extensions to the economic input-output model to predict the ripple effects of disasters across interdependent infrastructure and economic systems. He explores research topics on coupled workforce-infrastructure recovery strategies and their applications to disasters, notably hurricanes and disease pandemics.

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