I am a Professor of Economics at the Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia. I am also a part-time professor at the Department of Economics of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). I currently serve as Scientific Director of J-PAL Latin America & Caribbean and as co-director of the Political Economy Network of LACEA. I am an honorary member of LACEA, fellow of the Econometric Society and currently an Associate Editor of Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, and Journal of Development Economics. My academic research focuses on economic development, political economy, and public economics. In particular I study governance and accountability in developing countries and consequences for politics and public service delivery. My research is available here:

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claudio.ferraz [at] ubc.ca or cferraz [at] econ.puc-rio.br

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