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A CIRANO Associate Researcher and Fellow since 2018, Marta Bengoa is Associate Professor at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at City College of The City University of New York (CUNY-CCNY). She is also Senior Fellow at the Open Political Economy Network and serves as an External Research Fellow at the Institute of International Economics in the University Jaume I and University of Valencia in Spain.
Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Cantabria, her research interests span migration, trade, productivity growth and its link to R&D, foreign direct investment determinants, the computation of home bias in trade and its impact on foreign direct investment patterns.
Marta Bengoa has a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley. In addition, she has been visiting scholar and visiting professor at the Department of Economics at Columbia University, the Free Market Foundation, University of Costa Rica, University Federico Santa María and Universidad of Azuay.
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 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).