Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Joseph Dennis Alba
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences
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Joseph is an Associate Professor in the Division of Economics at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He joined NTU as a Lecturer in December 1994. Before joining NTU, he was lecturer at the University of Houston, Texas, where he also received his Phd in Economics. He received his MA in Economics from Wichita State University, Kansas, and his MBA and BS in Industrial Engineering degrees from the University of the Philippines. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Joseph worked as an analyst in a bank.

Joseph has published widely in international economics journals such as the Journal of Development Economics, Economics Letters, Applied Economics, World Development, Economic Record, Journal of Policy Modeling, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Review of International Economics, Asian Economic Journal, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Macroeconomic Dynamics and Economic Modelling.
Joseph's general areas of interest are in international macroeconomics. He is particularly interested in the determinants of exchange rates and the roles of monetary policy regimes in developing countries. He is current working on exchange rate regimes and foreign shocks, the roles of exchange rate regimes and capital control management in the international transmission of monetary policy shocks and central bank digital currencies and monetary policies.
  • Analyses of the impact of central bank digital currencies(CBDCs) on monetary policies and of the impact of wagerigidities on asset prices, and the macroeconomy: A DSGE model approach