Academic profile - Mariajose Silva-Vargas

*Currently visiting the IIES at Stockholm University.

I am a PhD Fellow at the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University & UNU-Merit. I use field experiments to answer economic and policy questions in the Global South. My research focuses on the social and economic integration of refugees, and complex constraints in land markets. I am a co-organizer of the Mechanism Design For Social Good (MD4SG) Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) working group and tutor at Tu Beca Bolivia.

In the fall semester 2019 I visited the GPRL at Northwestern University. Currently and in fall 2018 and spring 2017, I visited the IIES at Stockholm University.

Previously, I worked in Uganda and Tanzania 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 in Political Science from Roma Tre University. 

Before all of this academia extravaganza, I worked as: waitress, call center agent, messenger at FAO conferences, photographer at weddings, singer/dancer in musicals in Bolivia, Italy and Uganda. I am Boliviana, grew up between La Paz and Rome (Italy).

Full CV here and on-going research here 


Dr. Jonathan de Quidt (IIES - Stockholm University)

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


Twitter: Marijo_Silva_V
Instagram: marijo_silva_v

You can also check my photographic work on this website