Maribel Elias has been a Research Analyst in Markets Trade and Institutions Division in IFPRI since 2007. Her current research is focused on how to apply Spatial Analysis and Geographic Information Systems to understand production, marketing and location decisions among small farmers in developing countries.
Her areas of interest lie mostly in understanding the spatial dynamics of regions and population; improving measures of accessibility to markets; and enhance spatial targeting of government programs to improve agricultural productivity. Prior to IFPRI, she earned a Master degree in Geography at the San Diego State University, where her thesis analyzed patterns of social indicators – such as education – within regions in Peru throughout time.
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