Associate Professor of Economics, University of São Paulo

Invited Researcher, The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)


CV in English (CV Lattes in Portuguese)

Ph.D. in Economics, London Business School, UK, 2014.

Fields: Political Economy, Program Evaluation, Economics of Religion, Labor and Health Economics, 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.

  • Natural Disasters and Preferences for the Environment: Evidence from the Impressionable Years (with Chiara Falco).

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)