The Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global LeadershipDepartment
Marta Bengoa has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Cantabria (2003) and it is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at City College of New York (CUNY) and University of Cantabria (Spain). Her research focus on economic growth and development . She has published numerous articles about the determinants of economic growth and incidence of inequality and poverty in Latin America (Applied Economic Letters, Journal of Policy Modeling, and European Journal of Political Economy, among others). She has also collaborated with the World Bank and UN in different projects about economic growth in Latin America, and has conducted fieldwork for the AECI (Spanish International Cooperation Agency) in the Ecuadorian Amazonia. She also has been visiting professor and a scholar at the Department of Economics at Columbia University, the Free Market Institute Foundation (Cape Town, South Africa), Department of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley, in addition to teaching, seminars and conferences at the Universities of Costa Rica, Federico Santa María (Chile) and Universidad del Azuay (Ecuador).