Renan Pieri

Insper Institute of Education and Research and Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Brazil is undergoing rapid changes in the labor market. I hope that this publication can serve to reflect on public policies in times of crisis

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Economics, Insper Institute of Education and Research, Brazil Visiting Professor at Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Research interest

Applied program evaluation, economics of education, law and economics, micro-development, political economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Consultant to the World Bank


PhD Economics, School of Economics of São Paulo--FGV, 2015

Selected publications

  • "Using occupational structure to measure employability with an application to Brazilian labor market." Journal of Economic Inequality (2016) (with S. P. Firpo and A. S. Souza).

  • "Structural change, productivity growth and trade policy in Brazil." In: McMillian, M., D Rodrik, and C. Sepulveda (eds). Structural Change, Fundamentals and Growth: A Framework and Case Studies. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2017.

  • "Electoral rules, political competition and fiscal expenditures: Regression discontinuity evidence from Brazilian municipalities." Journal of Development Studies 1 (2018): 1–20 (with M. Chamon, S. Firpo, and J. M. P. De Mello).

  • "Electoral impacts of uncovering public school quality: Evidence from Brazilian municipalities." Revista Economia da ANPEC 18 (2017): 1 (with S. Firpo and A. P. Souza).

  • "Evidence of eligibility manipulation for conditional cash transfer programs." Economia (Brasília) 15 (2014): 243–260 (with S. Firpo, E. Pedroso, and A. P. Souza).