Erwin Tiongson

Erwin Tiongson
Professor in the Practice of International Affairs
 

Professor in the Practice of International Affairs

Concentration Chair for International Development, MSFS


Erwin R. Tiongson is Professor in the Practice of International Affairs and Concentration Chair for International Development in the Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) Program at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. He concurrently serves as Deputy Director of the MSFS Program.

Prior to joining Georgetown in 2014, Erwin was a Senior Economist at the World Bank and served in the Europe and Central Asia Region and, more recently, in the Latin America and Caribbean Region. He first joined the World Bank in 2003 through its Young Professionals Program. He also served as staff member of the International Monetary Fund from 1997-2003 and served as Associate Professor at the Asian Institute of Management from 2009-2011, where he remains a Nonresident Research Fellow. He is a Research Fellow of Das Institut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA) (Institute for the Study of Labor), External Research Fellow of the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) at the University College London, and Senior Fellow of the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM).

Erwin holds a Ph.D. and an M.Phil. in Economics from The George Washington University, an M.P.P. from Georgetown University, an M.A. in Economics from Fordham University, and a B.A. in Philosophy from the Ateneo de Manila University. He was born and raised in Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines.


 

1. “Directing remittances to education with soft and hard commitments: Evidence from a lab-in-the-field experiment and new product take-up among Filipino migrants in Rome,” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2015, Volume 111: Pages 197–208 (joint with De Arcangelis and others).

 

2. “Is Mexico on the Path to Shared Prosperity?”, Chapter 6 of Shared Prosperity and Poverty Eradication in Latin America and the Caribbean (Washington: The World Bank) (joint with Kinnon Scott and Kiyomi Cadena)