M. Ivanova Reyes

Assistant Professor




Campus Box 0391


339 Carlisle St.
Room 118
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400


PhD American University
MA Georgetown University
MA Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
BA Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo

Academic Focus

International Trade & Finance, Macroeconomics, Development Economics, Gender Economics

A national of the Dominican Republic and first generation college student, Dr. Ivanova Reyes holds a PhD in Economics from American University, a MA in Economics from Georgetown University, a MA in Applied Macroeconomics from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica of Chile and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the Instituto Tecnologico of Santo Domingo (INTEC).  She joined Gettysburg College in the fall of 2014.  Since then she has taught classes in international macroeconomics and finance, international trade, introduction to economics and economic history of Latin America.  She has been affiliated with the Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies program at Gettysburg College, and currently is affiliated with the International Affairs program at Gettysburg College. 

Prior to joining Gettysburg College she worked at the World Bank in Washington DC and in Dominican Republic, and at the Inter-American Development Bank in the Washington DC headquarters office.  While in Dominican Republic she worked for the Ministry of Economy, the Superintendence of Pensions and the Center for Economic Research of the Antilles (CENANTILLAS).  She has also taught economics at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) in Dominican Republic and at American University in Washington, DC.

Her research is focused on analyzing the impact of China’s economy on Latin America and the Caribbean.  She is currently studying the effects of Chinese growth on the business cycle of Latin America, the productivity of the manufacturing sector of Chile and the female labor force of Chile.  Additionally, she is conducting research on the impact the DR-CAFTA trade agreement had on the Dominican Republic exports to the United States and on the impact of the global financial crisis on the Caribbean nations.

Hobbies: Reading, writing, hiking, gardening, watching movies, photography and baking.

Please visit her new blog, Economics in the Time of COVID, a tool to awaken economic interest for students during the time of the pandemic.  Link below:

Courses Taught