Mariajose Silva Vargas

PhD fellow

(Currently visiting Global Poverty Research Lab - Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University)

I am a PhD Fellow at Maastricht Graduate School of Governance - School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University & UNU-MERIT. I use field experiments - behavioural experiments and randomised controlled trials - to answer economic and policy questions in developing countries. 

Previously, I worked in Uganda and Tanzania for 3 years managing impact evaluations for the World Bank & Innovations for Poverty Action. Also, I conducted a research study in the Ivory Coast on an UN-IFAD's program related to ex-combatants reintegration through agriculture.

I hold a master's degree in Agricultural Economics/Rural Development from Ghent University & Humboldt University of Berlin and a bachelor from Roma Tre University.  

CV and more information on my personal website

Supervisors

Dr. Ir. Eleonora Nillesen (UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University)

Dr. Jonathan de Quidt (IIES - Stockholm University)

Work in progress

A lab-in-field experiment on land trade complexity and market centralization with Dr. Gharad Bryan (London School of Economics), Dr. Jonathan de Quidt (IIES - Stockholm University) and Dr. Tom Wilkening (Melbourne University)

Improving Refugees’ Livelihoods: Evidence from an Experiment in Uganda with Francesco Loiacono (IIES - Stockholm University)

 




Selected publications by Mariajose Silva Vargas


UNU-MERIT