Martina Viarengo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva. She is Faculty Associate at the Harvard University Center for International Development, at Harvard’s Women and Public Policy Program, and a member of the International Growth Centre in London. 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 Kennedy School of Government.
Professor Viarengo is a specialist in applied microeconomics and development. Her research focuses on comparative education policy, gender and 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 2009 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.