Joseph Dennis Alba
Associate Professor
Division of Economics

BS ;MBA Philippines;MA Wichita State;PhD Houston

Email: AJOALBA@ntu.edu.sg
Tel: 67906234
Fax: 6795 5797

School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
14 Nanyang Drive
Singapore 637332

Research Interests

  • International Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Development Economics

Selected Publications

Alba, Joseph D. Chia, Wai-Mun, Su, Zheng  (2013). Oil shocks and monetary policy rules in emerging economies. Applied Economics 45 (35): 4971-4984.

Alba, J. D., Song, P. X. K., Wang, P., (2013). Is There a Positive Association between M&A and Non-M&A FDI? Firm-level Evidence from Japanese FDI into US, Singapore Economic Review 58 (04)

Wang, P., Alba, J.D., Park, D., (2013). Determinants of Different Modes of FDI: Firm-Level Evidence from Japanese FDI into the US. Open Economies Review 24, (3) 425-446

Wang, P, Alba, J. D., Park, D., (October 2012).  Corporate governance and FDI: Firm Level Evidence from Japanese FDI in the US. International Review of Economics and Finance  24, 43 – 50

Hur, Jung, Alba, Joseph D., Park, Donghyun. (2010). Effects of Hub-and-Spoke Free Trade Agreements on Trade:A Panel Data Analysis. World Development, 38, 1105 - 1113.

Alba, Joseph D., Park Donghyun, Wang Peiming. (2009). Corporate governance and merger and acquisition (M&A) FDI: firm-level evidence from Japanese FDI into the US. Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 18(1), 1-11.

Ho Woon Yee, Wang Peiming, Alba, Joseph D.,. (2009). Acquisition and merger FDI, relative wealth and relative access to bank credit: Evidence from a bivariate zero-inflated count model. International Review of Economics and Finance, 18(1), 26-30.

Hur, Jung, Park Donghyun, Alba Joseph D. (2008). Economic geography in the presence of preferential trade agreements: An empirical analysis of OECD data. Applied Economics, 40(8), 1-11.

Alba, Joseph D., Wang,Peiming, Ho, Woon-Yee . (2007). Relative access to credit, relative wealth and FDI: Firm-Level Evidence from Japanese FDI into the United States. Journal of Economic Integration, 22, 231-255.

Alba, Joseph D., Papell, David H., 2007, Purchasing Power Parity and Country Characteristics: Evidence from Panel Data Tests. Journal of Development Economics 83: 240 – 251.

Chia Wai Mun, Alba, Joseph D., 2006, Terms-of-trade shocks and exchange rate regimes in a smll open economy. Economic Record (Special Issue) 82, S41-S53.

Wang, Peiming, Alba, Joseph D., 2006, A Zero-Inflated Negative Binomial Regression Model With Hidden Markov Chain. Economic Letters 92: 209-213.

Alba Joseph D., Park Donghyun, 2005, An Empirical Investigation of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) for Turkey. Journal of Policy Modeling 27 (8): 989-1000.

Alba Joseph D., Park Donghyun, 2005, Non-Linear Mean Reversion of Real Exchange Rates and Purchasing Power Parity: Some Evidence from Turkey. Applied Economics Letters 12 (11): 701 – 704.

Alba Joseph D., Park Donghyun, 2003, Purchasing power parity in developing countries: multi-period evidence under the current float, World Development 31 (12): 2049-2060.

Alba Joseph D., Papell, David, 1998, Exchange rate determination and inflation in Southeast Asian countries. Journal of Development Economics 55: 421 -437.

Alba, Joseph D. 1997, Are exchange rate expectations adaptive? Evidence from a structural open economy macro model, Journal of Macroeconomics 19: 555 – 569.

Alba, Joseph D., Papell, David., 1995, Trend breaks and the unit-root hypothesis for newly industrializing countries. Review of International Economics 3: 264 – 274.