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Maria Laurito

Sanford School of Public Policy


Dissertation/Policy Interests: Development Economics, Infrastructure, Migration, Health and Well-Being, Policy Evaluation

My name is Maria M. Laurito and I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Economics track. 

In my current work, I combine my background in engineering, economics, and public policy to study the effects of reconstruction of the built-environment after natural disasters on the recovery and resilience of communities and individuals.

Prior to Duke, I worked in development finance, banking, and the energy sector in Latin America and the United States. I am also a graduate of the MPP program at Duke (2012). 

You can visit my website for more information about my research and teaching. 

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