Maria A. Prats is an Associate Professor at University of Murcia (Spain). She carries out her academic activity at the Faculty of Economics and Business where she has actively participated in various positions over the years. She was coordinator of the doctoral program in Economics during the biennium 1999-2001 and director of the department of Applied Economics, between 2005 and 2009. Since June 2021 she is president of the Spanish Association of International Economics and Finance (Spanish Chapter of the International Economics and Finance Society).
She has participated in numerous projects and research contracts from the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, Government of Spain, among others. Her research interests are in the areas of International Finance, Applied Macroeconometrics, Cliometrics and Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance and Monetary Policy. She has recently started a new line of research linked to some SDGs.
She has published extensively in academic journals (International Review of Economics & Finance, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, The World Economy, Applied Economics Letters, Cities, Journal of Cleaner Production, Current Issues in Tourism, among others) and has been guest editor for Economics -The Open-Access, Open-Assessment Journal.
Her current research focuses on financial bubbles, credit and economic cycles, long-run fiscal sustainability and unconventional monetary policy.