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Beatriz Aguirre Martinez

PhD Student

Beatriz is a PhD student at the Institute of Development Studies, based in the Cities Cluster.

Being a development economist by training, she is currently using spatial analysis to evaluate inequality, violence and crime in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico. She is interested in developing research-driven ideas that impact the social context on the fields of urban and development economics, architecture, sociology, urban planning and anthropology.

Beatriz has a Masters in Development Economics from the University of Sussex and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the Anahuac University in Mexico City.


Beatriz Aguirre Martinez’s recent work



Cities have a distinctive role in development processes: they are focal points for economic growth, jobs and innovation but also for poverty, inequality, vulnerability and conflict. Although we can learn from historical processes of urbanisation, there are many new development elements...