Marcos Agurto

Dr Agurto obtained his Ph.D. in Economics at the Vancouver School of Economics - VSE under the supervision of Dr. Siwan Anderson. He is Associated Professor at the Department of Economics at Universidad de Piura, Peru. He is also the Director of Lima School of Economics and of Lima Summer School in Economics (co-organized with VSE). He has been a Visiting Lecturer at the Vancouver School of Economics from 2010 to 2013. He served as a member of the Piura Regional Commission for Consumer and Competition Affairs from 2011 to 2015. Dr. Agurto is also a Visiting Scholar at Virginia Tech Department of Economics. His research focuses on development economics, social inclusion, natural resources, applied econometrics and impact evaluation. He has been a consultant for the IDB and for the Peruvian Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion. Dr. Agurto has won the IDRC Doctoral Research Award and the GDN Award for Outstanding Research in Development.


Title Country Themes
Business Training and Awareness Campaign for the M-CADJU Service Guinea-Bissau Poverty and inequality , Education and training , Impacts of government programs , Globalization and trade
Can Mobile Money Induce Entrepreneurial and Financial Behaviors of Members of Village Savings and Loan Associations in Rural Southern Malawi? Malawi Impacts of government programs
Academic Ambassadors and the Diffusion of Digital Financial Services among the peruvian poor Peru Gender , Poverty and inequality , Education and training , Impacts of government programs


Dr Marcos Agurto
Associate Professor
Universidad de Piura
Universidad de Piura

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