IZA World of Labor
Sergio Pinheiro Firpo

Insper, Brazil, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role

Author

Current position

Instituto Unibanco Professor of Economics at Insper Institute of Education and Research, Brazil

Research interest

Econometrics, program evaluation, labor economics, empirical political economy, education economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Consultant to: Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP, Brazil); Tribunal de Contas da União (TCU, Brazil); Confederação Nacional das Indústrias (CNI, Brazil); United Nations Development Program (UNDP); World Bank; Fundação Itaú Social (Brazil); OI Futuro (Brazil); SPTrans (Brazil); Hospital Samaritano; Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Past positions

Associate Professor, São Paulo School of Economics FGV, 2008-2015; Assistant Professor, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), 2004-2008; Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, 2003-2006

Qualifications

PhD Economics, University of California Berkeley, 2003

Selected publications

  • “Decomposition methods in economics.” In: Card, D., and O. Ashenfelter (eds). Handbook of Labor Economics, Vol. 4. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2011; pp. 1–102.

  • “Identification and estimation of distributional impacts of interventions using changes in inequality measures.” Journal of Applied Econometrics 31:3 (2016) 457–486 (with C. Pinto).

  • “Unconditional quantile regressions.” Econometrica 77 (2009): 953–973 (with N. Fortin and T. Lemieux).

  • “Efficient semiparametric estimation of quantile treatment effects.” Econometrica 75 (2007): 259–276.

  • “Measurement errors in quantile regression models.” Journal of Econometrics (Forthcoming 2017) (with A. Galvao and S. Song).