Dr Maria Abreu

University Lecturer at Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge

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University Lecturer, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Dr Maria Abreu is a University Lecturer at the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. She has held roles as a Research Fellow at the Department of Economic Geography, University of Groningen in the Netherlands, and a Fellow of the Programme on Regional Innovation at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

Her research interests in her current role as University Lecturer in the Department of Land Economy include migration (both within the UK, and immigration from other countries), entrepreneurship and labour market outcomes for migrants, and entrepreneurship among the elderly, single parents, and other vulnerable groups. She has also worked on regional economic development, regional innovation and spatial economics.

Earlier in her career Maria worked for the World Bank as a consultant on the regional economic development. She completed her PhD on the "Spatial Determinants of Economic Growth and Technology Diffusion" at the Free University Amsterdam in August 2005.