Academic profile - Mariajose Silva Vargas Note: I am currently visiting Global Poverty Research Lab - Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Hola! I am a PhD Fellow at the 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. Before all of this academia extravaganza, I worked as: waitress, call center agent, messenger at conferences, photographer at weddings, singer/actress/dancer in musicals in Bolivia, Italy and Uganda.
I hold a master's degree in Agricultural Economics/Rural Development from Ghent University & Humboldt University of Berlin and a bachelor in Political Science from Roma Tre University. I am Boliviana (Paceña) raised in Italia (Roma).