Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD


Ronald U. Mendoza, Ph.D.
Stephen Zuellig Graduate School of Development Management, AIM
Core Faculty



Professor Ronald U. Mendoza, PhD is a senior economist with extensive research and experience in development policy, international economics, and public finance. He joined AIM in January 2011, and is core faculty of the Stephen Zuellig Gradaute School of Development Management (ZSDM). He concurrently serves as the Executive Director of the AIM Policy Center.

Research and Publications
Professor Mendoza's research and publications record speaks for itself. He served as co-editor and contributing author to Children in Crisis: Seeking Child-Sensitive Policy Responses (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), Providing Global Public Goods: Managing Globalization (Oxford University Press, 2003) and The New Public Finance: Responding to Global Challenges (Oxford University Press, 2006). He continues to conduct empirical research on the broad portfolio of inclusive growth, and has published in various peer-reviewed economics and policy journals, including the Economic Journal of the Royal Economic Society, Journal of International Development, Development Policy Review, Global Economy Journal, Journal of Asian Economics, CESifo Economic Studies, Singapore Economic Review, Emerging Markets Review, Journal of World Business, World Economics, and Global Policy. He is also co-editor (with Dr. Linda Lim, University of Michigan) of the Journal of Asian Business. For his outstanding contributions in the field of economics, he was very recently (2012) recognized as an Outstanding Young Scientist by the National Academy of Science and Technology.

United Nations and other Work Experience
Professor Mendoza worked on international development policy issues with the United Nations in New York for almost 10 years. He began as economist with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and later worked as economist with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). He also conducted research with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Economist Intelligence Unit, and various NGOs in the Philippines.

Academic History

  • MA and PhD in Economics, Fordham University
  • MPA in International Development, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics Honors (Eco-H), Ateneo de Manila University

Other Information

Prof. Mendoza also successfully completed the New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco and Hartford Marathons.