Rebeca Echavarri works in the field of development, paying attention to sex-based discrimination. Her work has been published in peer journals such as Cliometrica, Demography, World Development, Social Science & Medicine, Social Choice and Welfare, and Mathematical Social Sciences.
Rebeca Echavarri joined the department of Economics at Universidad Publica de Navarra in September 2017. Previously, she was lecturer in Economics in Glasgow University (2014-2017), lecturer at Universidad Publica de Navarra (2006-2008, 2010-2014), posdoc researcher at Universidad del Pais Vasco (2009) and Padova University (2005). Rebeca Echavarri has been visiting scholar in Universities such as New York University, Cambridge University, Delhi School of Economics and University of Toulouse. Among prices and fellowship, it is worth mentioning that Rebeca Echavarri got the price for the best PhD dissertation (2006-2008) and got a predoctoral Marie Curie Fellowship (2005).
Rebeca Echavarri got the accreditation for the position of Associate Professor of in Economics (Titular de Universidad) by the Spanish National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA) in November, 2021).