Luksic Visiting Scholar
Project: Determinants of Access to Pharmaceuticals in Chile and Latin American CountriesVeronica Vargas is an economist focusing on health and public policy. She earned a Doctorate in Economics from Greifswald University, Germany and a Master's in Economic Policy from Boston University. She is a research associate at Alberto Hurtado University (Chile) and has worked for the World Bank and PAHO, in Latin America, as well as in South-Asia and Eastern Europe. Her research focuses on assisting policy-makers on their policy decisions. She was a senior advisor of the Chilean health reform (2001-04). Vargas is a co-author of a chapter in the Handbook of Health Economics and Public Policy, and the author of articles and policy notes on fiscal space for health, provider payments methods, budgeting for results, pharmaceutical expenditures, health priority setting, primary health care, nutrition, and maternal care. She has served at the Scientific Panel of the International Health Economics Association and is member of the Global Burden of Disease collaborator network.