Associate Professor of Economics

University of São Paulo (on leave July19-Feb20, UChicago)



  • Ph.D. in Economics, London Business School, UK, 2014.
  • M.Sc. in Economics,University of São Paulo, Brazil, 2007.
  • B.Sc. in Economics, University of São Paulo, Brazil, 2004.

Curriculum Vitae

in English

in Portuguese (CV Lattes)

Fields: Political Economy, Growth & Development, Labor, Public Finance.


Working papers

In Progress

  • The Gospel According to Media: Religious Radio and the Rise of Pentecostalism in Brazil (with Bruno Komatsu).
  • Size of Legislature, Public Spending and Political Budget Cycle.
  • Diamonds Are Forever: Long-Run Effects of Colonial Mining Institutions in Brazil (with Marcelo S. de Carvalho).

Other Publications

    • The Components of Economic Freedom, Income and Growth: an Empirical Analysis”. Estudos Econômicos, 2007, vol.37, n.3, pp. 515-545.
    • The Empirical Determinants of Happiness in Brazil (in portuguese, with Naercio A. Menezes-Filho). Revista de Economia Política, 2006, vol.26, n.4


  • Econometrics II (undergraduate)
  • Introduction to Microeconomics (undergraduate)
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics (undergraduate)
  • Econometrics I (graduate)
  • Political Economy of Development (graduate)