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Portrait of Ivy Sabuga

Contact

Postal address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Overview

Ivy is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Economics, City, University of London (expected completion Sep 2021).

Her research focuses on the interaction of monetary and macroprudential policies and macroprudential policy frameworks in dynamic macro models.

Her primary research interest includes macroeconomics, monetary and macroprudential policies, DSGE modelling, business cycle, and macro-finance topics. She is also interested in international financial economics, especially topics on small-open economies, and capital flows.

Professionally, Ivy has worked on policy research for more than 10 years (3 years on regulatory reforms for the Doing Business Project of the World Bank and almost 10 years for the Department of Economic Research at the Central Bank of the Philippines). Ivy has also worked as a PhD Intern at the Bank of England working on a research project on Basel III capital regulations.

Qualifications

  1. MSc Economics and International Financial Economics, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, Sep 2015 – Sep 2016
  2. MA Economics, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines, Jun 2005 – Nov 2007
  3. BA Economics, Xavier University-Ateneo De Cagayan, Philippines, Jun 1999 – Mar 2003

Postgraduate training

  1. Dynare Course on Identification and Global Sensitivity Analysis for Macroeconomic Models, Joint Research Centre-European Commission, Ispra, Italy, Nov 2019
  2. Advanced Courses in Economics for Doctoral Students and Faculty Members on Recent Advances in Bayesian Macroeconometrics by Professor Frank Schorfheide, Swiss National Bank, Study Centre Gerzensee, Switzerland, Jun 2019
  3. Advanced DSGE Summer Course with Occasionally Binding Constraints, Centre for International Macroeconomic Studies, University of Surrey, United Kingdom, Sep 2018
  4. Tools for Macroeconomist: The Essential Techniques and Methods to Solve Nonlinear DSGE Models, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom, Aug 2018
  5. Dynare Summer School, Banque de France and CEPREMAP, Paris, France, Jun 2018
  6. DSGE Easter Course, Centre for International Macroeconomic Studies, University of Surrey, United Kingdom, Apr 2018
  7. Macroeconometric Forecasting, International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C., United States, Apr 2017
  8. Economic Modelling for Central Bankers, Bank of England, London, United Kingdom, Mar – Apr 2014
  9. Economic Forecasting for Central Bankers, Bank of England, London, United Kingdom, Sep 2013
  10. Intermediate Course on Macroeconomic and Monetary Policy Management, South Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research and Training Centre, Philippines, Jul – Aug 2012

Employment

  1. PhD Intern, Bank of England, Aug – Oct 2019
  2. Graduate Teaching Assistant, City, University London, Sep 2018 – present
  3. Senior Economist/Bank Officer V, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Jun 2010 – present
  4. Research Associate and Topic Coordinator, Asian Institute of Management and World Bank, Washington D.C., Jun 2007 – May 2010

Languages

English (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review) and Filipino; Pilipino (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review).

Publications

Journal article

  1. Sabuga, I. and Shirakawa, J.B. (2020). The Impact of the US Unconventional Monetary Policy and Its Normalisation to the Philippines: A Capital Flow Perspective. Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, Volume 37(No. 2 (2020)), pp. 135–162.

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Working paper

  1. Glindro, E., Lemence, R. and Sabuga, I. (2016). Universal and Commercial Banks’ Reaction to Monetary Policy in the Philippines. Manila, Philippines: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BS Review)

Professional activities

Collaborations (academic) (4)

Events/conferences (6)

  1. European Commission-Joint Research Center Dynare Conference on Identification and Global Sensitivity Analysis for Macro Models. (Workshop) Ispra, Italy (2019). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Monetary Policy, Macroprudential Regulations, and Welfare Implications
    Author: Sabuga, I.
  2. Bank of England Research Seminar. (Seminar) London, United Kingdom (2019). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Dynamics of the Output Floor: A Model-Based Assessment
    Author: Sabuga, I.
  3. 2nd RCEA Warsaw Money-Macro-Finance Conference. (Conference) Warsaw, Poland (2019). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Monetary Policy, Macroprudential Regulations, and Welfare Implications
    Author: Sabuga, I.
  4. 2019 Money Macro and Finance Research Group PhD Conference, City, University of London. (Conference) London, United Kingdom (2019). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Monetary Policy, Macroprudential Regulations, and Welfare Implications
    Author: Sabuga, I.
  5. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Brownbag Session. (Seminar) Manila, Philippines (2017). Invited speaker.
    Paper: The Impact of the US Unconventional Monetary Policy and Its Normalisation to the Philippines: A Capital Flow Perspective
    Author: Sabuga, I.
    Co-authors: Shirakawa, J.B.
  6. Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and People's Bank of China 10th Annual Workshop of the Asian Research Network. (Workshop) Chengdu, China (2017). Invited speaker.
    Paper: The Impact of the US Unconventional Monetary Policy and Its Normalisation to the Philippines: A Capital Flow Perspective
    Author: Sabuga, I.
    Co-authors: Shirakawa, J.B.