Maria Lucia Contreras Ramirez

Maria Lucia Contreras Ramirez


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I am an Economics PhD student at the University of Manchester.

My fields of interest are public finance and development microeconomics.

My dissertation focuses on analysing how taxation and other regulations affect the informality of firms and workers in developing economies with low enforcement capacity. I am under the supervision of Dr Mazhar Waseem and Professor James Banks.

Prior to starting my doctoral studies, I worked in research at the Universidad de Costa Rica, joining academic projects as well as collaborations with international organisations and local authorities for policy analysis.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Economics, University of Sussex

Award Date: 20 Sept 2018

Bachelor of Economics, University of Costa Rica

Award Date: 25 Jul 2014