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 Research and Policy Manager at Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) Europe and Ph.D. Fellow at the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University. I use field experiments to answer socio-economic questions in the Global South. My research focuses on the integration of refugees in Uganda, and complex constraints in land markets. I am also a Co-Founder of BOWEN - Bolivian Women in Economics Network.
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 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's from Roma Tre University. I am Boliviana (La Paz) and a naturalized Italian citizen (Rome).
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)