Heitor Pellegrina 
Assistant Professor of Economics 
New York University Abu Dhabi

Research Interests: trade and development with a focus on agricultural trade, food security, and economic geography.

Office Address
A5 Office 195 
NYU Abu Dhabi
Saadiyat Campus 
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Tel: 401-743-5696


Working Papers

The Causes and Consequences of the Spatial Organization of Agriculture: Evidence from Brazil (January 2018) 

Agricultural Trade and the Geography of Deforestation: Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon (October 2015 version, new version coming soon) 


Patterns and Processes of Pasture to Crop Conversion in Brazil: Evidence from Mato Grosso State
Land Use Policy. 2016. 55, 108-120 
with Cohn, A., Gil, D.B., Toledo, C., & Berger, T.
The Impact of a Decade of Agricultural Change on Urban Economic Growth in Mato Grosso 
PLOS 2015 10(4)
with Peter Richards, Stephanie Spera, and Leah VanWey

Work in Progress

Market Access and the Adoption of Agricultural Technologies in Colombia
with Margarita Gafaro

Multinal Firms and Trade in Agriculture
with Farid Farrokhi