Veronica Rubio Vega
Veronica's broad academic interests are currently centered on the political economy of emerging economies and their role in reconstituting the prevailing mechanisms for multilateral cooperation in the current global economy and finance.
Her doctoral dissertation examines the main factors that drive multilateral financial cooperation in South America since the 1970s through the analysis of an understudied regional development bank: the Latin American Development Bank (CAF). Her project explores the main mechanisms and motives that have prevailed in CAF’s operations as they relate to financing infrastructure, accessing international financial markets and strengthening relationships with its shareholders.
Since 2007, Veronica has balanced a career in market and academic research. She worked as a manager of information for Nokia-GBS in Ecuador and as a research consultant for CriticalKnowledge in Toronto. At present, she is a research analyst at RBC. She has previously conducted research for the Department of Political Science at McMaster University on global labour standards and international taxation mechanisms. In 2011-2, she conducted research on central bank policy and transparency for the Viessmann European Research Centre.
- Rubio Vega, Veronica. 2013, “The Political Economy of Financial Cooperation in South America: CAF’s Continuity, Growth and its Role on Regional Long-Term Development Lending.” Paper presented at the Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Washington, DC, June 1.
- Rubio Vega, Veronica. 2012. "Post-2007 Financial Governance and Capital Controls: Reassessing policy toolkits," in Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition (IGHC) Working Paper Series, McMaster University.
- Rubio Vega, Veronica. 2012. "The Landscape of Financial Arrangements and Cooperation in South America: CAF and IIRSA as Case Studies." Paper presented at the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference (CPSA), Edmonton, Canada, June 15 2012.
- Rubio Vega, Veronica. 2011. "Post-crisis Responses and Prospects in Latin America: The IMF, South-South Relationships and Regional Alternatives" in The Canadian Journal of Globalization, No. 2, pp. 151-172.
- Rubio Vega, Veronica. 2011. "Economic Global Governance: A Post-2007 Policy Agenda" in Espacios Politicos (Argentinian Political Science Magazine), No. 7, pp. 15-16.
- Porter, Tony and Veronica Rubio-Vega. 2011. "Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes," in Thomas Hale and David Held, eds. Encyclopedia of Transnational Governance Innovation (Cambridge: Polity Press).
- i. SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 2013 (declined)
- Balsillie Doctoral Fellowship, BSIA 2010-present
- Graduate Student Award of Merit, Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC), 2011
- Graduate Student Essay Stipend Winner, The Society for Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), 2011
- International Student Scholarship, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2010-2011
- Ashbaugh Scholarship, McMaster University, 2008-2009