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Mauricio Apablaza

Director of Research, Facultad de Gobierno || Research Associate, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Innitiative, University of Oxford


  • Business and Economics, Universidad del Desarrollo
  • MPP, Universidad del Desarrollo
  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Nottingham

Líneas de Investigación

  • Poverty, inequality and vulnerable groups


Mauricio Apablaza is the Research Director at the School of Government at Universidad del Desarrollo. He is also a Research Associate at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). Previously, he worked as Research Officer and Outreach Coordinator at OPHI, at the University of Oxford. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom and a Master in Public Policies from the University del Desarrollo (Chile). He has been regional director for civil society organizations and consultant to international businesses and agencies (MEDSTAT/OECD, UNICEF, UNDP, SADC, WORLD BANK). He has led training programs for OPHI in South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia, Jordan, Egypt, Hungary, Brasil, Chile, the Netherlands, Barbados, US, Vietnam, Nicaragua and Thailand, among others. His areas of research include institutions, poverty dynamics, international migration and commerce

Investigación y Publicaciones

von Bloh, J., Mandakovic, V., Apablaza, M., Amorós, J. E., & Sternberg, R. (2018). Transnational entrepreneurs: opportunity or necessity driven? Empirical evidence from two dynamic economies from Latin America and Europe. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 1-19.

Florenzano, R., Apablaza, M., Hernandez, I., Carstens, C., Bortolaso, M., & Roizblatt, A. (2018). Mental health of inmigrants in Santiago de Chile: The use of the culturally focused interview (cfi) in attenders of public health services. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine (vol. 25, pp. S72-s73). Springer.

Alkire, S & Apablaza, M., 2017, ‘Multidimensional poverty measurement for EU-SILC countries’, In Income and living conditions in Europe, Atkinson, A & Marlier, E. Eds. EUROSTAT.

Alkire, S., Apablaza, M., Chakravarty, S., & Yalonetzky, G. (2017). Measuring chronic multidimensional poverty. Journal of Policy Modeling39(6), 983-1006.

Dussaillant, F., & Apablaza, M. (2017). Predicting posttraumatic stress symptom prevalence and local distribution after an earthquake with scarce data. Prehospital and disaster medicine32(4), 357-367.

Apablaza, M., Bresson, F., & Yalonetzky, G. (2016). When More Does Not Necessarily Mean Better: Health‐Related Illfare Comparisons with Non‐Monotone Well‐Being Relationships. Review of Income and Wealth62, S145-S178.

Gerlitz, J. Y., Apablaza, M., Hoermann, B., Hunzai, K., & Bennett, L. (2015). A multidimensional poverty measure for the Hindu Kush–Himalayas, applied to selected districts in Nepal. Mountain Research and Development35(3), 278-289.

Alkire, S., & Apablaza, M. (2016). Multidimensional poverty in Europe 2006–2012: Illustrating a methodology. Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative Working Papers.

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