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Full-time Professor in the Department of Economics and Researcher at Universidad del Pacífico Research Center. She is Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz (United States), M.A. in Economics from the same university and a Bachelor in Economics from Universidad del Pacífico. She has been evaluations coordinator at the Peruvian Ministry of Education, Research Analyst at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), Project Coordinator at Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL), and Research Assistant at Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE). She has also consulted for the World Bank, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Peru, and the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion of Peru. She has fieldwork experience in Chile, Malawi, and Peru.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education


Doctor of Philosophy, University of California

15 Dec 2017

Master of Arts in Economics, University of California

20 Dec 2013

Bachiller en Economía, Universidad del Pacífico

2 Sep 2008

Concytec Score

  • Carlos Monge IV

Researching Topics

  • Development and emerging economies
  • Microeconomics
  • Basic education
  • Social politics
  • Salary Gaps
  • Gender and careers
  • Peer role
  • Science field
  • Targeting of Social Programs

Teaching Topics

  • Microeconomics
  • Econometrics


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