Sao Paulo School of Economics – FGV, Brazil, and IZA, Germany
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, PUC-Rio, Brazil; Adjunct
Associate Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of
Public Health, USA, 2009–2010; Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University
of Maryland, USA, 2002–2007
PhD Economics, University of Chicago, 2002
Personal statement about IZA World of Labor:
I hope IZA World of Labor will help fill the communication gap between academia and
policy making, bringing the latest research results to the public debate in a format
that is both rigorous and accessible
“The demographic transition and the sexual division of labor.” Journal of
Political Economy 116:6 (2008): 1058–1104 (with B. Falcão).
determinants of mortality reductions in the developing world.” Population and
Development Review 33:2 (2007): 247–287.
“Mortality reductions, educational
attainment, and fertility choice.” American Economic Review 95:3 (2005):
“The quantity and quality of life and the evolution of world
inequality.” American Economic Review 95:1 (2005): 277–291 (with G. S. Becker and T. J.
“Development, crime, and punishment: accounting for the
international differences in crime rates.” Journal of Development Economics 73:1 (2004):