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".
Khemani, Stuti; Dal Bó, Ernesto; Ferraz, Claudio; 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.
Money and Politics: Estimating the Effects of Campaign Spending Limits on Political Entry and Selection, with Eric Avis and Frederico Finan, March 2017.
Do Government Audits Reduce Corruption? Estimating the Impacts of Exposing Corrupt Politicians, with Eric Avis and Frederico Finan, December 2016. Revise & Resubmit 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
Learning to Select: Resource Windfalls and Political Accountability in Brazil, with Joana Monteiro. First version October 2010. New version coming soon.
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. New version coming soon.
Political Alignment and Credit Favoritism, with João Manoel P. De Mello and Sérgio Leão. May 2013. New version coming soon.
Persistence of Political Power and Economic Development, with Frederico Finan
Electoral Returns to Violence Control: Evidence from the Pacification of Brazilian Slums
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
Policing Slums: Measuring the Effects of Extending the Rule-of-Law for the Poor, with Sergio Ferreira and Rodrigo Soares