Dr. Murtinho is associate professor and director of the International Studies Program. He teaches World Geography and Research Methods in International Studies. He also teaches the Applied Data Analysis course for the Master in Public Administration program.
Dr.'s Murtinho and Hayes Publish Article
May 16, 2023
As part of their NSF research project on the use of economic incentives for conservation and sustainable development in Ecuador, Dr. Felipe Murtinho (International Studies) and Dr. Tanya Hayes (Environmental Studies) published the article “Diagnosing Participation and Inclusion in Collective Decision-Making in the Commons: Lessons from Ecuador”. The article aims to understand the governance mechanisms that facilitate more inclusive communal decision-making processes among indigenous communities in Ecuador. The findings reiterate the challenge of gaining full participation, particularly from women, and indicate how the gender makeup of the executive council and leadership training may influence greater inclusion and overall agreement with communal decisions.