I am an Economist working in the Research Department at the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Before joining IFC I worked as Specialist in the Competitiveness, Technology and Innovation division at the Inter-American Development Bank. Previously I was a consultant at the Strategic Development Effectiveness division.
Before coming to DC, I was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit in the University of Sussex, UK. I was involved in the TEMPIS and LODGE projects.
My research interests are development economics, with emphasis on labor markets, urban economics, firm behaviour, political economy, gender, and conflict.
I have also worked for a variety of institutions. In Peru, my home country, I worked in the Research Center of Universidad del Pacifico, and the Ministry of Agriculture. In the United States I worked for two years at the Innovations for Poverty Action (I am still part of their research review committee) on different projects featuring policy interventions aimed to reduce poverty, and facilitate savings mechanisms. In the UK, besides SPRU, I have worked as Teaching Assistant at the University of Sussex, as well as casual project associate with the Institute of Development Studies.
I was awarded a PhD in Economics (2017), and a MSc in Development Economics (2010, with distinction) from University of Sussex, United Kingdom. I also have a BA in Economics (2005) from Universidad del Pacifico, Peru.