Areas of Expertise
Monetary and financial issues in emerging markets; Banking crises and resolution strategies; Financial development; Financial regulation; Trade and FDI trends in emerging economies; RMB internationalization; China outward foreign direct investment (OFDI)
Alicia García Herrero is the Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis. She also serves as Senior Fellow at European think-tank BRUEGEL and Research Fellow at Real Instituto Elcano, and is currently Adjunct Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Finally, Alicia is an advisor to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s research arm (HKIMR) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as well as a member of the board of the Hong Kong Forum.
In previous years, Alicia held the following positions: Chief Economist for Emerging Markets at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), Member of the Asian Research Program at the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), Head of the International Economy Division of the Bank of Spain, Member of the Counsel to the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, Head of Emerging Economies at the Research Department at Banco Santander, and Economist at the International Monetary Fund. In addition, Alicia has always combined his professional carrier with academia, having served as visiting Professor for John Hopkins University, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai and Carlos III University in Madrid.
Alicia holds a PhD in Economics from George Washington University and has published extensively in refereed journals and books (see her publications in ResearchGate or Google Scholar. Alicia is also very active in international media (Bloomberg and CNBC among others) as well as social media (Twitter, LinkedIn and Weibo) As recognition of her leadership thoughts, Alicia has recently been nominated TOP Voices in Economy and Finance by LinkedIn.
- Analyzing the impact of monetary policy on financial markets in Chile, Revista de Analisis Economico, Vol 32, No 1 2017
- “Internationaliser la monnaie tout en s’endettant massivement : le cas de la Chine”, REVUE D’ÉCONOMIE FINANCIÈRE.
- Some International Policy Issues on China, China Economic Policy Review (CEPR) Volume 04, issue 01, 2015.
- “French, German, and Japanese FDI on Intra-East Asian Trade”, Journal of Economic Integration Vol. 28 No. 2, June 2013 (SSRN# 2275115).
- “International Diversification Gains and Home Bias in Banking", Journal of Banking and Finance, Elsevier Volume 37, Issue 7, July 2013, Pages 2560–2571.
- “Dynamic provisioning: a buffer rather than a countercyclical tool?”, Economia : Spring 2013 (June 28).
- “Trade in Services : East Asian and Latin American experiences”, published in International Journal of Services Technology and Management, Special Issue on Global Economy and the Service Sectors 2012 Vol. 17 No. 2/3/4 and BBVA Working Paper 1204 (SSRN #2253083).
- “Hong Kong as an International Banking center : Present and Future” in the Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, Vol. 16, No. 3, August 2011.
- Contributed to Annual Report 2009 of the Boao Forum for Asia on Progress of Asian Economic Integration, launched on April 9, 2010, published by Global Research Unit (GRU) at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE).
- “A Comparative Empirical Examination of Outward Foreign Direct Investment from Four Asian Economies: People’s Republic of China; Japan; Republic of Korea; and Taipei, China” Asia Development Review, December 2009 Vol. 26 No. 2.
- “Why Don't Asians Invest in Asia? The Determinants of Cross-Border Portfolio Holdings”, Asian Economic Papers, 2009, Vol. 8, Issue 3, pp. 228-246.
- “What Explains the Low Profitability of Chinese Banks?” Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol 33 No.11.
- “China Exchange Rate Policy and Asian Trade” Economie Internationale No. 116 (4Q 2008).