FLACSO Researcher

María Cristina Vallejo

María Cristina Vallejo

Ph.D. in Development Economics, FLACSO Ecuador
Profesora investigadora
Department: Development, Environment and Territory
Phone: (593-2) 2946800 ext. 2707

Investigation lines:
Economía ecológica, metabolismo social, comercio internacional.
Geographic area:
América Latina

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  • PhD in Development Economics from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, FLACSO Headquarters Ecuador. Since 2009 she is a professor and researcher at FLACSO. In 2005 she obtained a Master's Degree in Economics, specializing in Ecological Economics from FLACSO Ecuador. She was a visiting researcher at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona during 2008 and 2009, under the auspices of the Carolina Foundation. Her research interests are related to ecological economics, focused on the biophysical accounting of the economy, social metabolism and multicriteria analysis as tools to understand the social, economic and biophysical causes of environmental degradation in Latin American countries. In the recent period she has ventured into the study of the theory of networks, particularly applied to international trade and ecological relations, in order to deepen the understanding of socially organized exchanges between economies and nature. She has published more than 15 scientific articles and book chapters, one of her most recent being the article "Commercial and biophysical deficits in South America, 1990-2013", published in the journal Ecological Economics in 2017, co-authored with other colleagues.

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