Assistant Professor - Ibmec Minas Gerais


Economics Department



Centro de Economia Aplicada e Estratégia Empresarial
Ibmec - Minas Gerais
300 Rio Grande do Norte St.
Belo Horizonte, MG
30.130-130, Brazil
31 3247 5797
arifaj @ ibmecmg.br


Education:

M.S. Economics - UFMG (1999-2001)

B.A. Economics - FEA USP Ribeirão (1994-1998)




Teaching - Undergraduate (Ibmec Minas):

Economic Development

Forecast Methods

Macroeconomic Analysis



Selected Publications:


Brazilian land tenure conflicts: a spatial analysisJournal of International Development (forthcoming). (with Carlos Barros and João Ricardo FariaNew!

Brazilian land tenure and conflicts: the landless peasant´s movement. The Cato Journal (forthcoming). (with Carlos Barros and João Ricardo FariaNew!

Socio-Economic Determinants of Juvenile Crime among Street Children and Teenagers in a Brazilian StateEconomics Bulletin (2012). (with Reginaldo Nogueira Jr. and Cláudio Shikida) New!

Cost Performance of Brazilian Soccer Clubs: A Bayesian Varying Efficient Distribution Model. Economic Modelling (forthcoming). (with Carlos Barros and Albert Assaf) New!

Aircraft Accidents in BrazilInternational Journal of Sustainable Transportation (forthcoming). (with Carlos Barros and Luis Gil-Alana) New! 
 
Structural Changes in Exchange Rate Regimes in BrazilEconomics Bulletin (2011). (with Reginaldo Nogueira Jr. and Cláudio Shikida) New!

Why Do Some States Fail?. The Cato Journal (2011). (with Cláudio Shikida and Pedro Sant´Anna) New!

Mortalidade Infantil no Brasil na Década de 1990: quais os principais determinantes? Brazilian Journal of Health Economics (2010). (with Fábio Augusto Reis Gomes and Márcio Salvato) New!

"Efficiency of Environmental NGOs in Brazil: do incentives matter? Applied Economics: Systematic Research, v.4(1), p. 181-191, 2010. (with Cláudio Shikida and Marina Melo)

"It is the economy, compaheiro!": an empirical analysis of Lula´s re-election on municipal data. Economics Bulletin, v.29(2), p. 977-992, 2009. (with Cláudio Shikida, Leonardo Monasterio, André Carraro and Otávio Damé)

Military Expenditures, External Threats and Economic Growth. Economics Bulletin, v.15(16), p. 1-7, 2008. (with Cláudio Shikida)

Determinants of migration in Brazil: regional polarization and poverty traps. Papeles de Población, v.14(56), p. 135-171, 2008. (with André Golgher and Carlos Rosa)

Economic Determinants of Driver´s Behavior in Minas Gerais. Economics Bulletin, v.8(10), p. 1-7, 2008. (with Cláudio Shikida and Guilherme Castro)

Economia política da disputa por terras em Minas Gerais. Revista de Economia e Sociologia Rural, v.46(3), p. 803-830, 2008. (with Cláudio Shikida and P. Alvarenga)

The citation patern of brazilian economists. Estudos Econômicos, v.37(1), p. 151-166, 2007. (with João Ricardo Faria and Cláudio Shikida)

The international research of academic economists in Brazil: 1999-2006. Revista de Economia Aplicada, v.11(3), p. 387-406, 2007. (with João Ricardo Faria and Cláudio Shikida)

Dê-me segurança ou lhe dou um não: em busca do eleitor mediano no referendo das armas. Revista Brasileira de Economia, v.61(4), p. 429-448, 2007. (with Fábio Gomes, Márcio Salvato and Cláudio Shikida)


Board Membership:

Informe Gepec (Conselho Editorial)



Activities as Referee:

European Journal of Operational Research* (Elsevier), Economic Modelling* (Elsevier), International Studies Quarterly (Wiley-Blackwell), Brazilian Review of Econometrics (SBE), Economia Aplicada* (USP), Estudos Econômicos* (USP), Revista de Economia (UFPR), Informe Gepec* (Unioeste), Economia (Anpec), Economic Analysis and Law Review (ABDE), Revista da Associação Mineira de Direito e Economia* (AMDE).

(* denotes refereeing requests more than once)


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