Inter-American Development Bank, USA
IZA World of Labor role
Labor market specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
Labor economics, development economics, entrepreneurship
Research Specialist, UNU-WIDER, Finland
PhD Economics, Loughborough University, 2011
“Regional growth and SMEs in Brazil: A spatial panel Approach”. Regional Studies 49:12 (2015).
“Are small employers more cyclically sensitive? Evidence from Brazil”. Journal of Macroeconomics 33:4 (2011).
“SMEs and regional economic growth in Brazil.” Small Business Economics 38:2 (2011) (with B. Becker and A. Gourlay).
“A closer look at the recent skilled labor demand increase in Brazil.” Journal of Economic Studies 44:2 (2017) (with P. Jacinto and E. Ribeiro).
Firm size and business cycles
Do small businesses shed proportionately more jobs than large businesses during recessions?Tulio A. Cravo, June 2017The discussion on how economic activity affects employment in large and small businesses is critical for the formulation of labor policies, especially during recessions. Knowing how firm size is related to job creation and job destruction is important to design effective policies aimed at dampening employment fluctuations. Recent evidence for developed countries indicates that large firms are proportionately more sensitive to cycles than small firms; however, this pattern is not confirmed for periods of credit constraint or in a developing country context, where small businesses might be more sensitive due to more extreme credit constraints.MoreLess