Research Interests

Labor, Development, Entrepreneurship, Program Evaluation


Wages and Informality in Developing Countries (with Costas Meghir and Jean Marc Robin), American Economic Review, 105(4), 2015.

Teenage Motherhood, Education and Labour Market Outcomes of the Mother: Evidence from Brazilian Data (with Maria Dolores Montoya Diaz). EconomiA, 17(2), p. 238-252, 2016. 

Expanding Microfinance in Brazil: Credit Utilization and Performance of Small Firms (with Emmanuel Skoufias and Phillippe Leite), The Journal of Development Studies, 49(9), 2013.

A Influencia da Opcao Religiosa na Acumulacao de Capital Humano (with Francisco Anuatti), Estudos Economicos, 34, p. 453-486, 2004.

Instrucao Superior e Mercado de Trabalho no Brasil (with Reynaldo Fernandes), Economia Aplicada, 5(1), p. 7-32, 2001. 

Decomposicao da Evolucao da Desigualdade de Renda no Brasil em Efeitos Idade, Periodo e Coorte (with Sergio Firpo and Gustavo Gonzaga), Pesquisa e Planejamento Economico, 33(2), 2003. 

Working papers

Does Access to Information Empower the Poor?: Evidence from the Dominican Republic(with Emmanuel Skoufias and Ambar Narayan), Policy Research Working Paper no. 6895, World Bank, 2014.

Labor Supply of Spouses and Children: A Household Job Search Approach (with Solange Goncalves and Naercio Menezes-Filho).

The Unintended Consequences of Unemployment Insurance: Evidence from Brazil (with Cristiano Carvalho).