Dr. Erwin R. Tiongson is the Deputy Director, Concentration Chair for International Development, and a Professor in the Practice of International Affairs in the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program at Georgetown. He is also a Georgetown affiliate of ISIM.
Dr. Tiongson previously held the position of Senior Economist at the World Bank for Latin America and the Caribbean Region. Prior to that he worked at the Bank for the Europe and Central Asia Region. His country operational experience has included Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Jamaica, Mexico, Moldova, Philippines, and Russia. He is the author or co-author of numerous publication, including three World Bank books, Back to Work: Growing with Jobs in Europe and Central Asia; The Crisis Hits Home: Stress Testing Households in Europe and Central Asia; and Growth, Poverty and Inequality: Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union.
Dr. Tiongson holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Economics from The George Washington University, an M.P.P. from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, an M.A. in Economics from Fordham University, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. He has been an Associate Professor at the Asian Institute of Management in Metro Manila in the Philippines. He has also been an External Research Fellow at the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) and at the Department of Economics, University College London.