Above is the Convent of São Francisco in Olinda-PE, Brazil. It is on the street which I grew up and where I played football many many times. Below is the Whitby Abbey, which was a Benedictine Monastery - Photo by Mateus Cavalcanti. 


I am a Professor in Economics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity College. I am also ​a Professor (part-time) at Sao Paulo School of Economics, Vargas Foundation.

My research fields are Macroeconomics, Growth and Development.

Associate Editor: Economic Theory

Monthly contributor: Valor Econômico