Ximena Játiva, Ph.D.

I am an associate researcher at the chaire of Development Economics of the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.

I completed my PhD thesis in Economics at the University of Fribourg under the supervision of Christelle Dumas in September 2019.

I am an applied economist and my research sits at the intersection of development, labor and health economics. I use advanced econometric techniques to understand how public policies affect agents’ economic decisions.

I have worked on issues such as: (1) market integration and access to markets through improved infrastructure in Tanzania, (2) the role of temperature fluctuations on nutrition in Mexico and (3) social inclusion for both women and historically disadvantaged minorities and investments on primary education in India.

I combine different sources of data: survey data, georeferenced data and large administrative datasets.

You can contact me at: ximena.jativa@unifr.ch

Twitter: @ximenajativas