Department of Economics
Maria Sagrario Floro dissertation was published into a book (co-authored) entitled Informal Rural Credit Markets and the New Institutional Economics: The Case of Philippine Agriculture (1991). From the time she was in college, she has been interested in economic problems and concerns of vulnerable groups, especially women, small farmers and urban poor, in developing countries.
Her interest on well-being and women's unpaid work has led her to examine time use surveys. In 1997, she spent her sabbatical at the University of Sydney to work on the measurement and determinants of overlapping activities using the 1992 national Australian time use survey. She also explored the dimensions of paid and unpaid work among women and the effects on their well-being. In 2006, she collaborated in a research project exploring the links between social networks, underemployment and unemployment using the national South African time use data.
DegreesPhD, Stanford University,
MA, Monash University, Australia
BA, University of the Philippines
Partnerships & Affiliations
New Graduate Program on Gender Analysis of Economics
Gender Working Group of the Economics Department
International Working Group on Gender
Member, Board member and currently is the Vice President of Developmemt