Mauricio Apablaza is director of research at the School of Government at the Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile and a research associate of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at Oxford University. Mauricio is also the academic director of the programme Conocimiento e Investigación en Personas Mayores (CIPEM). Previously, he worked as a Research Officer and Outreach Coordinator at OPHI, where he was regional director for civil society organizations and consultant to international businesses and agencies (MEDSTAT/OECD, UNDP, SADC, WORLD BANK). He has led training programmes for OPHI in South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia, Jordan, Egypt, Hungary, Brasil, Chile, the Netherlands, Barbados, US, Vietnam, Nicaragua and Thailand, among others.
He has published articles in PLOS ONE, World Development, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and the Review of Income and Wealth, among others. He teaches applied microeconomics and quantitative methods at the undergraduate and graduate level (Masters and PhD) at the Universidad del Desarrollo. Mauricio holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Nottingham and a postdoc from the University of Oxford. His research areas and publications focus on institutions, multidimensional indicators and poverty dynamics.