Biography


I am a Researcher Economist with a Masters degree in Development Economics from the University of East Anglia and a Bsc in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. Furthermore, I am a member of the the Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS) at the University of East Anglia.

My research interests are in the area of experimental economics, behavioural economics, development economics, game theory, qualitative and quantitative research methods. My doctoral thesis is supervised by Anders Poulsen and Ben Mcquillin.

I have long term experience of living and working not only in a developed country but also in a developing country, in which I have the ability to liaise with policy organizations and with the private sector.

Research

Since I graduated in Economics, I have been working extensively in research in the forefront of an extremely wide range of multi-disciplined applied research projects involving data collection, data management, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis.

I have worked as Research Officer with Bath University on a major multi-country interdisciplinary ESRC research project, Wellbeing in Developing Countries (WeD), which involved a fieldwork in the shantytowns of rural and urban communities as well as the collection and management of a large primary and secondary dataset for understanding the social and cultural construction of wellbeing in Peru, Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Thailand.

I have also worked in a large research project “Confronting the Legacy of Inequality” funded by the MacArthur Foundation. This was an international collaborative research project between the Universities of Natal (South Africa), Wisconsin-Madison and the Catholic University of Peru, together with the International Food Policy Research Institute (Washington DC), which involved the construction of an income’s pyramid to determine the relative position of the social groups in a society and the collection of a primary dataset that included the social capital of the Peruvian economic elites.

Moreover, I worked for the Peruvian Government at the Ministry of Agriculture sponsored by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and also I carried out consultancy work for the Food Agrarian Organization of the United Nation (FAO) and for the Peruvian Non-Governmental Organization PRISMA NGO.

Finally, my Masters dissertation involved the management of the Young Lives dataset for an economic analysis of intra-household relations and it was categorized as “exceptionally well-written, thoughtful and original dissertation which shows real imagination, skills and application”.

Publishing

I was author of “The Economic Policy of the Fujimori Years: A Return to the Past?” published by Oxford University Queen Elizabeth House, Working paper 83, February 2002 (with renowned researcher Rosemary Thorp of Oxford University) http://www3.qeh.ox.ac.uk/pdf/qehwp/qehwps83.pdf or in Revista Economía


Teaching

I have taught Economics to undergraduates in the School of Economics of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, and given courses in Poverty, Growth and Inequality to non-governmental organisation officials and public servants in Peru. At the present time, I am an Associate Tutor in the School of Economics of the University of East Anglia.