López-Uribe, María del Pilar

María is a Research fellow of EfD Colombia and coordinator of the Women in Environmental Economics for Development (WinEED). She is Research Fellow at the Latin American and the Caribbean Centre and the Firoz Lalji Africa Centre at the London School of Economics and an investigator at the Gender Hub at the same university. She is also a researcher at the Centre for Development Economics (CEDE) and Centre for Security and Drugs (CESED) at the Universidad de los Andes. She is an economist and a historian and holds a PhD in Development Economics from the London School of Economics (2018). 

Research interests 

She specializes in development economics, economic history and political economy with focus on conflict, land, gender and climate change. 


- Mentoring Graduate students and junior scholars at Universidad de los Andes.  

- Lead professor of MIA (a student research group on women empowerment and gender gaps in economics). 

Policy engagement 

Expert Consultant, Impact Evaluation of “Mujeres conductoras” program, IDB 2021. 

Expert Consultant, Project “Equipares”, United Nations Development Program 2021. 

Quantitative Expert Consultant, Impact Evaluation of “Mi Casa Ya” program, Departamento Nacional de Planeación (DNP) 2021. 

Expert Consultant, Economic Group, Gender, Justice, Security and Health Index, Gender Hub, London School of Economics 2020. 

Expert Consultant, CODE Project, Analytical model to understand Violence against Women in Bogotá, Sao Paulo and Mexico City 2020. 

Expert Consultant, Project “Creación de Proyectos Inclusivos en el contexto de reparaciones colectivas”, United Nations Development Program 2020. 


Featured Economist, International Economic Association, October 2021. 

Research fellow, PRIO, Norway, 2022 

Research Visitor, Becker Friedman Institute, University of Chicago, postponed. 

Stanton Fellowship, Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo, 2019. 


People | 29 January 2021