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Ph.D. in Public Policy, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill May 2020 (expected)

M.A. in Public Policy, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill May 2019

M.P.P. with honors, Getúlio Vargas Foundation Oct 2012

B.A. in Economics, University of Campinas Dec 2008

Primary Fields

Political Economy of Development

Comparative Politics

Empirical Legal Studies

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)

Teaching Experience

UNC-Chapel Hill 2015-2019

Instructor: Political Economy of Development; Quantitative Analysis for Public Policy.

TA: Microeconomics for Public Policy (2x); Global Policy Issues (2x); Justice for Public Policy (3x); Policy Innovation and Analysis.

FECAP Business School 2014-2015

Instructor: Financial Markets and Risks (4x).

Getúlio Vargas Foundation 2011-2013

TA: Graduate Statistics for Public Policy I; Graduate Statistics for Public Policy II; Introduction to Macroeconomics.

Professional Experience

UNC-Chapel Hill Jul 2015 – May 2020

Supported 3+ advisor research projects back-to-back (data collection to analysis). Wrote 4+ academic papers, from data collection to paper writing. Taught 2 courses as main instructor (Quantitative Analysis for Public Policy and Political Economy of Development) and 10 courses as teaching assistant. Wrote 3 programs (2 Python, 1 Stata) to scrape court documents and to conduct text analysis.

Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) Jun 2017 – Sep 2017

Met 96.4% of target of rural communities surveyed. Managed team of 4 field researchers in baseline data collection for project “Participatory Measurement, Monitoring, and Management of Groundwater in Northeast Brazil.”

The Brookings Institution Jun 2016 – Aug 2016

Conducted data analysis for the Metropolitan Policy Program.Wrote 5+ analytical pieces for the Paris global competitiveness report. Carried out independent academic project on the impact of immigration on human capital in U.S. metropolitan areas.

U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office Apr 2013 – Jul 2015

Managed £300,000 in U.K.-Brazil cooperation projects in finance and transparency. Responsible for monthly and ad-hoc reporting on the Brazilian economy to U.K. stakeholders. Organized 3+ workshops on improving Brazil’s financial sector (e.g. small and medium-sized companies capital market funding, development of the Brazilian corporate bond market, currency internalization of the Brazilian Real). Supported 5+ official Ministerial visits (e.g. HMT Chancellor of the Exchequer, 2x BIS Secretary of State, Brazilian Finance Minister and Securities Exchange Commission President).

(Previous Experiences omitted) Jan 2009 – Dec 2012


2019: Conference on Empirical and Legal Studies (scheduled); APPAM (scheduled); IHS Research Colloquim (scheduled); Canadian Law and Economics Association Conference (scheduled); MPSA; PPE Society Meeting; Public Choice Annual Meeting; Global Conference on Transparency Research; Paraná Bar Association; FGV-CEPESP.

2018: IHS Fall Research Colloquium.

2017: UNC Public Policy.

Professional Affiliations

American Political Science Association (APSA); Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA); American Economic Association (AEA); American Philosophical Association (APA); Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Society; American Law and Economics Association (ALEA); Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM).

Scholarships, Honors, and Awards

2019 IHS Humane Studies Fellowship

2018 UNC Public Policy Summer Research Fellowship

2018 IHS Humane Studies Fellowship

2017 UNC Graduate School Summer Research Fellowship

2017 IHS PhD Fellowship

2015 UNC Weiss Urban Livability Fellowship

2015 UNC Public Policy Nancy F. Stegman Fellowship

Computer Skills

Python, R, LATEX, Stata, Markdown, HTML/CSS, SQL, MS Office: Proficient.

Apache Spark, Hadoop, GIS, AppleScript, and JavaScript: Basic.


Brigitte Seim (advisor)
Assistant Professor
Peter Thacher Grauer Fellow
Department of Public Policy
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Scott Desposato
Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science
University of California, San Diego

Sudhanshu Handa
Kenan Eminent Professor of Public Policy
Department of Public Policy
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Douglas MacKay
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Department of Public Policy
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill