Marjorie C. Pajaron, PhD

Associate Professor

Fields of Interest

  • Health Economics, Applied Microeconometrics, Population Economics, Public Economics

Academic Fellowships

  • Stanford University (October 2012 – July 2013 )
    The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center
    Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asia Health Policy
  • University of Manchester, Global Development Institute (September – December 2017)
    Visiting Research Fellow
  • Global Labor Organization (January 2019-Present)

Educational Attainment

  • University of Hawai’i at Manoa (May 2011)
    PhD in Economics

COVID-Related Working Papers and Posts

  • Pajaron, Marjorie C.; Vasquez, Glacer Niño A. (2021). How effective is community quarantine in the Philippines? A quasi-experimental analysis, GLO Discussion Paper, No. 782, Global Labor Organization (GLO), Essen
  • Pajaron, Marjorie. 2020. COVID-19 Incidence and the Timing of Quarantine Measures and Travel Restrictions: A Cross-country Analysis. Asia Health Policy Program working paper #58. Stanford University. https://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/asiahealthpolicy/publication/covid-19-incidence-and-timing-quarantine-measures-and-travel-restrictions-cross-country.
  • Pajaron, Marjorie. 2020. COVID-19 at a glance. Stanford University. https://fsi.stanford.edu/news/covid-19-philippines-%E2%80%93-glance
  • Pajaron, Marjorie C. (2020). Roundtable: Economic Impact of COVID-19 in ASEAN. ASEAN Focus: September 2020. ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute. Singapore. https://www.iseas.edu.sg/wp-content/ uploads/2020/09/ ASEANFocus-September-2020.pdf

International Publications (ISI-indexed journals)

  • Pajaron M., Vasquez G. 2020. Weathering the storm: Weather shocks and international migrants from the Philippines.” Journal of Population Economics 33, 1419–1461.
  • Pajaron, M. 2017. “The Role of Remittances as a Risk-Coping Mechanism: Evidence from Agricultural Households in the Philippines.” Asian and Pacific Migration Journal 26 (1): 3–30.
  • Pajaron, M. 2016. “Heterogeneity in the Intrahousehold Allocation of International Remittances: Evidence from Philippine Households.” Journal of Development Studies 52 (6): 854–875.

Academic Awards and Grants (University of the Philippines, Diliman)

  • Centennial Professorial Chair Awards
    (January 2017 – December 2017 and January 2018 – December 2018)
  • International Publication Awards
    (May 2016, April 2017, February 2021)
  • Balik-PhD Grant (2016-2018)
    (September 2016 – September 2018)

**Other working papers please see Stanford University AHPP working paper series, Global Labor Organization discussion paper series and UPSE discussion paper series)