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Research Seminars & Workshops @ IRES

Professor Frank E. Warnock & Dr Veronica Cacdac Warnock
Darden Business School of the University of Virginia

Resilient Housing Finance Systems


05 November 2015 (Thursday)


3.30pm - 5.00pm


RMI Executive Seminar Room, 21 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, I3 Building, Level 4

About the Speaker

Professor Frank Warnock holds the James C. Wheat, Jr. chair at the University of Virginia's Darden Business School, where he is Area Coordinator for the school's Global Economies and Markets group. Professor Warnock's areas of expertise are international capital flows, international portfolio allocation, and financial sector development. He is also Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Senior Fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute; and member of the editorial board at Journal of International Money and Finance. Professor Warnock regularly consults for or is visiting fellow at international organizations and central banks. He has consulted numerous times at both the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank for International Settlements Asia and Pacific office, where he advises on capital flows. He has been a long-term consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), helping to manage a large set of year-long projects on housing finance systems in Latin America and conducting another project on countries' optimal external capital structure; Visiting Research Fellow at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA); consultant at the IMF and Monetary Authority of Singapore; and consultant for the World Bank/IFC on their Gemloc initiative to develop bond markets in emerging economies. He has also worked closely with housing microlenders in South Africa. Prior to joining Darden, Professor Warnock was a Senior Economist in the International Finance Division of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC. Professor Warnock received his bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University and his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr Veronica Cacdac Warnock is Senior Lecturer and Batten Institute Fellow at the Darden Business School of the University of Virginia (UVA). Her research focuses on housing finance, bond market development, and inclusive finance. She serves as economic consultant for international organizations (e.g. Bank for International Settlements - Asia office, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, National Association of Realtors) and other non-profit organizations, and has held visiting positions at the Asian Institute of Management in the Philippines, the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research, the University of Tasmania (Australia) and IIIS at Trinity College Dublin. At Darden, she co teaches Transforming Societies, a second year MBA elective course that focuses on business leadership and economic development approaches to directly address global development problems. She has taught courses on social ventures and sustainable development at Darden as well as urban economics and development courses for UVA's School of Architecture and for ISE's Semester at Sea. Previously, she was Director/Senior Economist at the Mortgage Bankers Association (of America). Dr. Warnock received her Ph.D. in Economics from Fordham University and her A.B. in Economics from Ateneo de Manila University.

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