Martina Viarengo


PhD, London School of Economics

Martina Viarengo is an Associate Professor in the Department of International Economics. She is faculty associate at the Harvard University, Center for International Development and 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 education 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 2018 Dr. Viarengo was awarded with the Eisenhower Fellowship. In 2013 she was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Professor Viarengo was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and she was named Newton International Fellow by the British Academy, Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering. She holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and a Master’s Degree from Northwestern University.  

Areas of expertise

  • Development, cooperation and aid policies
  • Emerging economies
  • Gender, women and public policies
  • Governance, local and international
  • Knowledge, education and aid policies
  • Migration policies and law

Geographical Region of Expertise

  • East Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • North America

Personal Information




Entwicklungszusammenarbeit – Development
Schulwesen – Ausbildung
Migration – Asyl