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Martina Viarengo is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva. She is faculty associate at the Harvard University, Center for International Development, and a Principal Investigator of the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research. Prior to joining the Graduate Institute's faculty, Professor Viarengo was an economist at the Centre for Economic Performance of the London School of Economics and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Professor Viarengo is a specialist in public policy, labor economics and economic development. Her research focuses on labor markets, comparative public policy, and international migration. She has examined education policy, gender gaps and labor market outcomes in the OECD and developing countries in trying to better understand how to reduce poverty and inequality.
In addition to her Ph.D. received from the London School of Economics, Dr. Viarengo holds a Master’s from Northwestern University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Turin. She was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship in 2018. Professor Viarengo has been a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum since 2013. She was named Newton International Fellow by the British Academy and the Royal Society, and elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2009.