María Eugenia is a Research Assistant at the Centro de Estudios Urbanos y Regionales (CEUR) of the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET). She is also a professor of economics at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and the Universidad de Belgrano, where she has been a faculty member since 2006 and 2011, respectively. She completed her Ph.D. in Economics at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Her research interests lie in the area of Social Economy, Innovation and Bioenergy. She has worked in several projects commissioned by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and the National Government of Argentina.