Martina Viarengo is Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, at the Program on Education Policy and Governance and Fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program. She is on leave from the Center for Economic Performance of the London School of Economics where she works as a Research Economist at the Education and Skills Program.
In the past several years Martina has been examining education policy and labor market outcomes in the European Union. Specifically, she has devoted her academic research to understand how to improve access to quality education to reduce poverty and inequality. As a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, Martina is working on several projects: an examination of institutional changes and investment in education in Latin America, a comparative analysis of school choice and a study on the evolution of human capital inequality in OECD countries since the 1960s.
In addition to her Ph.D. received from the London School of Economics, Martina holds a Master’s from Northwestern University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Turin. She is Newton International Fellow of the British Academy, Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering. In 2006 she was Rotary Scholar in Germany.