PhD in Economics - University of Illinois

Research Areas: 

  • Development
  • Economic Growth
  • Macroeconomics



Bachelor in Economics from the Federal University of Pernambuco (1995), MA in Economics - University of Illinois (1997) and a PhD in Economics - University of Illinois (2001). At University of Illinois received the best student award, Langoff Award, the basic doctorate courses and best article among students, Hans Brems Research Paper Award. He is currently full Professor at Sao Paulo School of Economics - FGV with a joint appointment at University of Cambridge. He was professor of the economics department at UFPE (2011-2013) and assistant professor at the same institution (2002-2011). He taught also in the economics department at the New University of Lisbon (2001-2003), Portugal, and in the economics department at Purdue University (2005-2006), USA. He has experience in economics, with an emphasis on macro-economic growth and development. He has published in periodicals such as: European Economic Review, Economic Theory, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Review of Economics and Statistics, among others. Supervised several monographs graduation, master's theses and some doctoral theses.  He is chief editor of the Journal of Macroeconomics BE since 2012 and associate editor of Economic Theory since 2014. He is ad-hoc consultant Datametrica Consulting and Ceplan Economic Consulting. Participated in the economic discussions of the political campaign of Eduardo Campos and Marina Silva.