María Luisa Vergara

External consultant

Her work has been oriented towards the development of research for creative, cultural and digital sectors in Chile. Additionally, she has worked on the design, evaluation and measurement of public social policies and the eradication of poverty.

Previously, she served as a cabinet and counterpart adviser to the OECD on social matters at the Ministry of Social Development and as a study advisor to the Ministry of Education.

Over the course of four years she was the professor of “An Introduction to Economics” at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad Diego Portales. She is currently teaching “Introduction to Microeconomics” in Business Management at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Academic Background
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences and Humanities, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

  • Business Management with a major in Economics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

  • Master in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy, Goldsmiths University of London.

  • Master in Performance and Culture: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Goldsmiths University of London.

Awards and Honors
  • Distinction in postgraduate thesis, Goldsmiths University of London, 2014.

  • Distinction in postgraduate thesis and graduated with distinction of the master’s degree, Goldsmiths University of London, 2013.

  • Scholar at Becas Chile (Chilean government scholarship for studies abroad), 2013.

  • Scholar at Becas Chile (Chilean government scholarship for studies abroad), 2012.

  • Distinction in degree thesis, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2008.

  • Excellence Scholarship for achieving first place in the Baccalaureate degree of Social Sciences and Humanities, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2002.