Karen Watkins was born in Costa Rica, on April 15th, 1976. She studied Economics at the University of Costa Rica, and afterwards pursued the MSc in Economics and Finance degree at The University of Warwick, U.K.. Currently she is PhD Candidate in Finance at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Her research interests are corporate governance, corporate finance, international finance, and health economics. Her academic inclination commenced during 1997, as teacher assistant for Microeconomics courses. Ever since, she has taught at different universities in Costa Rica, Mexico, and The Netherlands. She has been member of the Mexican Academia of Business Administration (ACACIA), and the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA), and has presented her work at several international conferences such as LACEA Annual Congress (both in Madrid and San Jose), and the Infiniti Conference on International Finance (Dublin). Nowadays Karen Watkins is university lecturer and researcher at UPAEP (Puebla, Mexico), as well as researcher for the Merck Company Foundation. She is married and has one child.

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Keywords corporate governance, crisis anticipation, crisis propagation, currency crisis, emerging markets, firm performance
JEL Business Fluctuations; Cycles (jel E32), Fiscal Policy; Public Expenditures, Investment, and Finance; Taxation (jel E62), Corporate Finance and Governance (jel G3), Financing Policy; Capital and Ownership Structure (jel G32), Economics of Regulation (jel L51), Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting (jel M)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam , Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)
Sponsor C.H.M. van Marrewijk, D.J. van Dijk, E. Ortiz, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), G. CastaƱeda, J. Spronk
ISBN 978-905892-138-3
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/10065
Series ERIM Ph.D. Series Research in Management
Watkins, K. (2007, May 10). Macroeconomic Crisis and Firm Performance (No. EPS-2007-103-F&A). ERIM Ph.D. Series Research in Management. Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/10065