Laura da Costa Ferré is an Uruguayan economist who graduated in the University of the Republic, Uruguay. She is an assistant researcher in the Economics Department (dECON) of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of the Republic since 2004. She is also a professor of an introductory economics course to undergraduate students in the same faculty. Her main fields of research are Productive Internationalization matters and Business Strategy.
Laura is currently pursuing her Masters in International Economic Law and Policy (IELPO) from the University of Barcelona. Before going to Barcelona, Laura integrated the team of the Trade and Productive Policies Department of the Office of Planning and Budget, Presidency of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay. She also worked in Uruguay as an economics journalist for the weekly newspaper BRECHA and the daily newspaper El Observador.
Laura likes to spend her free time going to the theater, listening to music, reading, and doing outdoor sport activities.
Languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese and notions of French.
After IELPO, Laura worked as an Associate Lecturer and Research Assistant at the Economics Department of the Universidad de la Republica (Uruguay). Her fields of research are productive internationalization, Business strategies and International trade and economic integration.
Since August 2010, she works as a Trade Policy Advisor at the Ministry of Economics and Finance of Uruguay (International Negotiations and Trade Policy Unit).
(Last update: August 2012)