Maria's main research interests are development and political economics, with a focus on gender issues and environmental policy. She earned her PhD from the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University, and pursued her undergraduate studies at Bocconi University in Milan.
Trading Favors? UN Security Council Membership and the Sub-National Allocation of Aid (with Raj Desai and Anders Olofsgård), The Review of International Organizations (2022)
Aid Effectiveness in Times of Political Change: Lessons from the Post- Communist Transition (with E. Frot and A. Olofsgård ), World Development (2014)
The Impact of a Food For Education Program on Schooling in Cambodia (with M. Cheung), Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies (2014)
PRME Nordic (with Guénola Abord-Hugon Nonet, Caroline Aggestam Pontoppidan, Caroline Dale Ditlev-Simonsen, Jan Hermes, Leena Lankoski, Sofia Lundberg, Sanchi Maheshwari, Samuel Petro Sebhatu, Nikodemus Solitander and Mattias Sundemo), in ”The PRME Global Movement”, Routledge, 2022
“Rising tensions. Covid-19 and violence in the home” in Sweden through the crisis, Martin Carlsson-Wall and Göran Lindqvist, Stockholm School of Economics (2021)
Corruption and Asymmetric Sanctions: Theory and Evidence from China (with Martin Dufwenberg, Bei Qin and Giancarlo Spagnolo)
Foreign Aid and Female Empowerment (with Evelina Bonnier and Anders Olofsgård) SITE Working Paper N. 62, 2023.
Economic determinants of violence in the home: the case of Sweden during Covid-19 (with Manne Gerell) SITE Working Paper N. 60 PAP
Domestic violence legislation. Awareness and support in Latvia, Russia and Ukraine (with Pamela Campa, Maria Krumina, Elena Paltseva, Anna Pluta and Solomiya Shpak) SITE Working Paper N. 58
Selective attention and the importance of types for information campaigns (with Benjamin Mandl) PAP at AEA RCT Registry. December 2018
Aid Effectiveness: New Instrument, New results? (with Emmanuel Frot). SITE Working Paper N. 11.
Latest Policy Publications
Rysslands krig i Ukraina – ett geopolitiskt och makroekonomiskt perspektiv (with Torbjörn Becker, Anders Olofsgård, and Jesper Roine), Ekonomisk Debatt 4/2023
Åter ur askan: det svenska och globala bidraget till Ukrainas återuppbyggnad (with Anders Olofsgård), EBA underlagsrapport, Mars 2023
Rebuilding Ukraine: The Gender Dimension of the Reconstruction Process, FROGEE Policy Paper, March 2023
The Bleak Economic Future of Russia (with Jesper Roine), FREE Policy Brief, October 2022
The effects of sanctions, FREE Policy Brief Series, March 10, 2022
The Nordic Model of Prostitution Legislation: Health, Violence and Spillover Effects, FREE Policy Brief Series, April 21, 2019
Intimate Partner Violence, Norms and Policies, FREE Policy Brief Series, March 5, 2017
Fitness Check of the EU Legislation on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Impact Assessment - Country report: Sweden, ICF, London
Evaluation der Krisenbewältigung Covid-19 bis Sommer 2021, with Andreas Balthasar , Stefan Essig, Thomas von Stokar, Anna Vettori, Andrea von Dach, Judith Trageser , Philipp Trein, Sara Rubinelli , Christoph Zenger, and Günter Weiss, Interface, Luzern