I am an environmental economist specializing in the linkages between environment and development. I have been working on theoretical and empirical topics such as economic growth and the environment, climate, tropical forests, energy and international trade. I have a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and Master’s and PhD degrees in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I currently work as a full professor in the Department of Economics at Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil. Prior to moving to USP, I was an assistant and then associate professor at Ohio University and a post-doctoral research fellow at Columbia University, International Research Institute for Climate and Society. I have also worked as a consultant and in studies for the US Department of Energy, State Governments of Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais, Brazil, as well as a consultant for the private sector.

Research Interests

Environmental economics; growth, development and the environment; deforestation; energy; climate.


Environmental Economics (graduate and undergraduate)
Microeconomics (graduate and undergraduate)
Economics of Energy (graduate and undergraduate)

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