Martín Valdivia Huaringa

Senior Researcher
PhD in Applied Economics - University of Minnesota

Martín Valdivia has a PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota. He has worked as a Senior Researcher at GRADE since 1993. He acts as Regional Director of the Economic Policy and Poverty Research Network (PEP) for Latin America and as General Coordinator of the Alliance for Healthcare Equality in Peru (AES). He is an active member of various research networks such as the Global Development Network (GDN), the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA), the Poverty and Inequality Network (NIP), the Latin American Family Studies Network (LAFAM), the International Society for Equity in Health (ISEQH) – where he was a Board Member for the period 2004-2006-,,and the Global Equity Gauge Alliance (GEGA) where he serves as Technical Advisor on quantitative research topics.

His fields of interest include health, poverty and social policy, micro-finance and rural development. He has carried out research projects and consultancies for international organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization, the Food and Aagriculture Organization, the International Labor Organization and USAID.

He is currently researching the role of ethnicity and race in health inequalities in Peru, the impacts of programs promoting access to micro-credit for urban and rural entrepreneurs and the impacts of programs promoting rural development via the rehabilitation and maintenance of rural roads.

Selected Publications