SOARES, Rodrigo


PhD in Economics - University of Chicago

Research Areas: 

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Development



Professor of Economics at the Sao Paulo School of Economics – FGV. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2002. His research centers on development economics, ranging from health, human capital and population, to labor and crime. His work has appeared in various scientific journals, including American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Public Economics, and Journal of Development Economics, among many others. In 2006, he was awarded the Kenneth J. Arrow Award from the International Health Economics Association for the best paper published in the field of Health Economics. He also won the Brazilian national award for economic research (Premio Haralambos Simeonidis) for three times (2003, 2006 and 2009). Before moving to FGV-SP, Rodrigo taught at PUC-Rio, the University of Maryland, and the Harvard School of Public Health (Department of Global Health and Population). He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA), research fellow at IZA (Germany), and associate editor of the Journal of Human Capital, the Journal of Demographic Economics, and the IZA Journal of Labor & Development.