Itaú-Unibanco Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Email: cferraz [at] econ.puc-rio.br
Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL),
Fighting Political Corruption: Evidence from Brazil, with Frederico Finan. December 2016, forthcoming in Eds. K. Basu and T. Cordella "Institutions, Governance, and the Control of Corruption".
Making Politics Work for Development: Harnessing Transparency and Citizen Engagement, with Khemani, Stuti; Dal Bó, Ernesto; Finan, Frederico S.; Stephenson Johnson, Corinne Louise; Odugbemi, Adesinaola Michael; Thapa, Dikshya; Abrahams, Scott David. 2016 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.
Human Capital Persistence and Development, with Rudi Rocha and Rodrigo Soares. August 2016. Forthcoming American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.
Corrupting Learning: Evidence from Missing Federal Education Funds in Brazil ,with Frederico Finan and Diana B. Moreira. Journal of Public Economics, October 2012, Vol.96, Issues 9-10: 712-726.
Electoral Accountability and Corruption: Evidence from the Audit Reports of Local Governments, with Frederico Finan. American Economic Review, June 2011, Vol.101:1274-1311.
Exposing Corrupt Politicians: The Effect of Brazil’s Publicly Released Audits on Electoral Outcomes, with Frederico Finan. Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2008, Vol. 123, No. 2: 703–745.
Do Government Audits Reduce Corruption? Estimating the Impacts of Exposing Corrupt Politicians, with Eric Avis and Frederico Finan, April 2017. Revised & Resubmitted to Journal of Political Economy
Motivating Politicians: The Impacts of Monetary Incentives on Quality and Performance, with Frederico Finan. January 2011. Revise & Resubmit Econometrica.
Procuring Firm Growth: The Effects of Government Purchases on Firm Dynamics, with Frederico Finan and Dimitri Szerman. May 2015. [Available as NBER working paper 21219 and BREAD working paper 452]. Under review for resubmission
Money and Politics: Estimating the Effects of Campaign Spending Limits on Political Entry and Selection, with Eric Avis, Frederico Finan, and Carlos Varjão. March 2017.
Resource Windfalls and Political Accountability: Evidence from Brazil's Offshore Oil Boom, with Joana Monteiro. First version October 2010.
Monopolizing Violence in Stateless Spaces: Evidence from the Pacification of Rio’s Favelas, with Joana Monteiro and Bruno Ottoni. July 2016. New version coming soon.
Electoral Politics and Bureaucratic Discretion, December 2006.
Can Entertainment Media Undermine Dictatorships? Evidence from Brazil’s Novelas, with A. Chong, F.Finan, E. La Ferrara, and L. Meloni
Political Alignment and Credit Favoritism, with João Manoel P. De Mello and Sérgio Leão.
Persistence of Political Power and Economic Development, with Frederico Finan
Electoral Returns to Violence Control: Evidence from the Pacification of Brazilian Slums, with Bruno Ottoni
Incentives to Teach: The Effects of Pay-for-Performance in Education, with Barbara Bruns
Does Autonomous Spending Work? Evidence from a Direct Cash to Schools Program, with Joana Costa
Revenue Windfalls and Social Unrest, with Fernando Aragon and Pavel Coronado