A CIRANO Associated Researcher and Fellow since 2018, Marta Bengoa is an Associate Professor of International Economics at the Colin Powell School at City University of New York (CUNY-CCNY). She also serves as a senior fellow at the Open Political Economy Network in London and as an external research fellow at the Institute of International Economics in the University Jaume I and University of Valencia in Spain.
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Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the Universidad de Cantabria (Spain), 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 is the former Chief of the Department of Economics and Business and the former Director of the M.A program in Economics, position that she held for six years at the Colin Powell School. She has been visiting scholar and visiting professor at the Department of Economics at Columbia University, University of California at Berkeley, the University of The Republic in Uruguay, University of Costa Rica, the University Federico Santa María (Chile) and Universidad of Azuay (Ecuador). She has also collaborated with the World Bank and United Nations on projects about economic growth in Latin America and has conducted fieldwork for the AECI (Spanish International Cooperation Agency).
Marta Bengoa has been quoted in media outlets as the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Politico, BBC etc. Dr. Bengoa has published widely on the interaction between openness and growth, productivity and development.