Director of Education, School for Cross-faculty Studies
Study Abroad and International Partnerships Coordinator, Global Sustainable Development
Thematic Lead (Economic Sustainability), Sustainable Cities GRP
Marta joined the Global Sustainable Development team in September 2016. Prior to that, she worked at the Department of Economics at the University of Birmingham and at the Institute for Development Policy and Management (now Global Development Institute) at the University of Manchester.
In addition to her academic experience, she has several years’ experience in economic consultancy and has worked with various private sector organisations, government and international bodies, both in the UK and abroad.
Marta is an applied economist with interdisciplinary interests. Her research interests lie within the fields of development, environment and labour economics, with a particular focus on social justice, governance and policy evaluation.
She holds a PhD in Development Policy and Management from the University of Manchester (December 2013). Her PhD research contributed to the understanding of the causes of income inequality and is particularly relevant for developing countries who wish to devise adequate pro-poor policies and address concerns of social justice. Her research has received attention from various international organisations, such as the International Labour Organization, the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Marta is the module convenor for:
- Economic Principles of Global Sustainable Development (GD104)
- Inequalities and Sustainable Development: Inclusion and Dignity for All (GD206, GD208 and GD211)
- Quantitative Approaches to Sustainable Development (GD905)
She also contributes specific guest sessions on other modules, including:
- Security, Sovereignty and Sustainability in the Global Food System (GD205 and GD207)
- Managing Natural Resources (GD317)
During her academic career, Marta has gained a range of teaching experience. In particular, she has taught many topics relevant to sustainable development, including poverty traps and poverty alleviation, rural development, environmental wealth, governance and institutional economics, as well as statistical techniques of policy impact evaluation.
In 2017, she was nominated and longlisted for the University Awards in the category of Student Experience.
In 2021, she was nominated for both the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence and the Warwick Awards for Personal Tutoring Excellence.
Marta is currently Director of Education for the School for Cross-faculty Studies and Study Abroad and International Partnerships Coordinator for Global Sustainable Development.
Prior to these administrative roles, she was Deputy Head of School (Global Sustainable Development, 2018-2021) and Widening Participation Lead (2017-2021).
Refereed journals and book chapters
- GUERRIERO, M. (2019). The Labor Share of Income around the World: Evidence from a Panel Dataset. Chapter 3 in Fields, G. & Paul, S. (eds.) Labor Income Share in Asia: Conceptual Issues and the Drivers, Springer Singapore, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Series on Development Economics. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7803-4_3
- GUERRIERO, M. (2019). Democracy and the Labor Share of Income: A Cross-Country Analysis. Chapter 6 in Fields, G. & Paul, S. (eds.) Labor Income Share in Asia: Conceptual Issues and the Drivers, Springer Singapore, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Series on Development Economics. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7803-4_6
- ABEKAH-NKRUMAH, G., GUERRIERO, M. & PUROHIT, P. (2014). ICTs and Maternal Healthcare Utilization. Evidence from Ghana. International Journal of Social Economics, 41(7): 518-541. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJSE-11-2012-0218
- ZHENG, Y., GUERRIERO, M., VALENCIA LOPEZ, E. & HAVERMAN, P. (2017). Universal Basic Income: A Working Paper: A Policy Option for China beyond 2020? UNDP China Office. https://www.cn.undp.org/content/china/en/home/library/poverty/universal-basic-income--a-working-paper.html
- GUERRIERO, M. (2015). The Impact of Internet Connectivity on Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, Economic and Private Sector PEAKS Helpdesk Research Report. https://www.gov.uk/research-for-development-outputs/the-impact-of-internet-connectivity-on-economic-development-in-sub-saharan-africa
GUERRIERO, M. & SEN, K. (2012). What Determines the Share of Labour in National Income? A Cross-Country Analysis. IZA Discussion Paper No. 6643, June 2012. http://ftp.iza.org/dp6643.pdf