Bea is a Research Fellow in the Global Risks and Resilience programme, working as a senior economic analyst for the team. She is a macroeconomist and development economist by trade, with interests in the investment climate, trade flows, financial risk, and competition. Recently, she has worked on green finance and projects related to the China Belt and Road Initiative.
Bea is an Economist in the Global Risks and Resilience program of ODI and works on projects related to China, green finance, trade and investments, climate adaptation and risk, and other projects which require an economic lens and quantitative analysis.
Before joining ODI in October 2020, Bea held full-time consultancies with various international organisations and think tanks (e.g., World Bank Group, Asian Development Bank), as well as working for several years in macroeconomic consulting with Oxford Economics (Singapore). Her interests span macroeconomic policy, international trade and logistics, climate change adaptation and resilience, financial markets and risk. She is proficient in economic modelling, forecasting, scenario analysis, model development and validation, statistics and data analysis with experience working with large datasets and surveys. Her geographic interest includes the Philippines, China, ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and the wider Asia-Pacific.
She holds an MSc in Specialized Economic Analysis: International Trade Finance and Development degree from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, and a BA in Economics with a minor in English Literature from the Ateneo de Manila University.