Austria, Myrna S.
De La Salle University
Dr. Myrna S. Austria is Full Professor at the School of Economics, De La Salle University (DSU). She earned both her Masters in Development Economics and Doctor of Philosophy in Economics at The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. Her areas of specialization include: trade, investment and industrial policy, development economics, competition policy, and regional economic integration. She has published journal articles, monographs, books and chapters in books along these areas. She served De La Salle University in various capacities: Vice-Chancellor for Academics (May 2010-July 2015); Dean of the College of Business & Economics (May 2006-May 2010); and Director for the Center for Business and Economics Research and Development (January 2003- May 2006). Prior to joining the academe, she was a Senior Research Fellow at the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), and Director of the Philippine APEC Study Center Network (PASCN) Secretariat. She was also involved in regional economic planning during her stint with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). She has done consultancy work with international agencies such as the World Bank (WB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Development Research Centre (IDRC-Canada), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), Institute for South East Asian Studies (ISEAS), Regional Economic Policy Support Facility (REPSF) of the ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Program, Nathan Associates, Inc. and the ASEAN Secretariat.
Trade, investment and industrial policy, development economics, competition policy, and regional economic integration.