Research interests: Economic Growth and Development; Governance and Corruption; Inequality and Income Distribution; Financial Markets and Institutions.
Gonzalo joined Abertay University in September 2015 as Head of the Division of Accounting, Finance and Economics. Career: University of St Andrews (Lecturer in Economics and Finance), University of Manchester (Lecturer in Macroeconomics; Teaching Fellow), Central Bank of Bolivia (Deputy Head of Payment Systems; Analyst in the Open Market Operations Division). Awards and Honours: Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS), Chevening Scholarship, Academic Excellence Scholarship, Certificate of Merit from the Senate of Bolivia. Professional bodies: member of the Council of the Scottish Economic Society (SES), member of the Royal Economic Society (RES) and member of the Bolivian Society of Economists (SEBOL). He has published in journals such as the European Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and the Journal of International Money and Finance. He has done consultancy work for the Department for International Development (DFID).
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Abertay University (2015-present)
Undergraduate: Corporate Finance, Business Finance, Financial Economics for Business, International Economics.
Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics (2010 – 2016)
Doctoral module on Development Economics
University of St Andrews (2007 – 2015)
Undergraduate: Macroeconomics, International Finance, Financial Economic Theory, and Corporate Finance.
Postgraduate: International Finance, International Economics, Money and Banking, Corporate Finance and Financial Modelling.
London School of Economics External Programme (2009 – 2011)
Associate Examiner of Monetary Economics
University of Glasgow (2011/12 – 2014/15)
Postgraduate: Growth and Development (invited lecturer)
University of Manchester (2005 – 2007)
Undergraduate: Intermediate Macroeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics
Postgraduate: Diploma Course in Macroeconomics
Instructor in the course “Macroeconomics for Growth and Poverty Reduction in Low-Income Countries”, Centre for Growth and Business Cycles Research.
Economic Growth and Development; Governance and Corruption; Inequality and Income Distribution; Financial Markets and Institutions.
PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS
(1) Blackburn, K. and G.F. Forgues-Puccio, 2007. Distribution and Development in a Model of Misgovernance. European Economic Review, 51(6), 534-1563.
(2) Blackburn, K. and G.F. Forgues-Puccio, 2009. Why is Corruption Less Harmful in Some Countries than in Others? Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation, 72(3), 797-810 (Leading Article).
(3) Blackburn, K. and G.F. Forgues-Puccio, 2010. Financial Liberalisation, Bureaucratic Corruption and Economic Development. Journal of International Money and Finance, 29(7), 1321-1339.
(4) Chivers, D., Forgues-Puccio, G.F. and S. Masino (2018) The Macroeconomics of Drug Trafficking, Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Conference of the Scottish Economic Society.
(5) Forgues-Puccio, G.F. and E. Lauw (2018) Gender Inequality, Corruption, and Development, Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society.
(6) Forgues-Puccio, G.F. and E. Lauw (2018) Pollution, Corruption and Economic Development.
(7) Blackburn, K. and G.F. Forgues-Puccio (2018) Foreign Aid, Corruption and Economic Development.
(8) Forgues-Puccio, G.F. and I.M. Okumu (2018) Does Size Matter? Mitigating the effects of corruption on economic growth.
(9) Forgues-Puccio, G.F. and I.M. Okumu (2018) Informal Sector, Corruption and Inequality.
(10) Orellana-Rocha, W. and G.F. Forgues-Puccio, 2001. Algunas Consideraciones sobre el Sistema de Pagos en Bolivia (Some Considerations about the Payment System in Bolivia), Central Bank of Bolivia, Revista de Análisis, 4(2), 59-101.
AWARDS AND HONOURS
Department for International Development – DFID
Gonzalo has given talks on economics and finance topics in primary and secondary schools across Fife.