Eduardo Maruyama joined IFPRI in 2007 as a Post-Doctoral Fellow. Born and raised in Peru, he studied a Ph.D. in Economics in the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). His past work has focused on studying risk-coping strategies of the poor in developing countries, and in combining economic theory, applied econometrics, and spatial analysis to develop typologies of rural communities for policy formulation. Currently, he is working on improving market access for smallholders in Sub-Saharan Africa through rural producer organizations (RPOs), as well as analyzing how valuable information flows from children to their parents and its potential as a policy tool in Peru.
Before joining IFPRI, he worked as an economics professor at the Universidad del Pacifico Graduate School and as an assistant researcher in the Grupo de Analisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE) in Peru. Eduardo Maruyama was also a Fulbright Scholar.