Maria Garcia-Alonso is a Senior Lecturer in Economics. She was born in 1970 in Vigo (north west of Spain). After graduating in Economics at the University of Vigo, she moved to the University of Autonoma de Barcelona where she was awarded her PhD in 1998. She joined the University of Kent as a Lecturer in 1999.
Maria’s research applies the methodology found in Industrial Economics and Game Theory to the analysis of economic problems that capture her interest. Her topics of research include the study of the regulation of the arms trade, dual use goods export controls, conflict analysis, health markets and access to medical innovations in lower income countries. At present, Maria is working on the analysis of terrorism and also the strategic interaction of parental decisions as inputs in human capital development. Maria has published her research in journals such as International Journal of Industrial Organisation, Journal of Health Economics and Oxford Economic Papers.