Mariajose Silva Vargas
8. Population, Development and Labour Economics
4. Governance and institutions
6. Migration and Development
CV and more information on my personal website
I am a Robert S. McNamara PhD Fellow at DIME - World Bank and PhD Fellow at the MGSoG School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University & UNU-Merit. I use field experiments to answer socio-economic questions in the Global South. My research focuses on the social and economic integration of refugees and complex constraints in land markets.
I have visited the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University for several periods between 2018-2021. In the fall semester 2019 I visited the Global Poverty Research Lab at Northwestern University.
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. I am Bolivian & grew up between La Paz and Rome (Italy).
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)