I am an Economics PhD candidate specializing in the fields of Development, Trade, and Labor.
My research focuses on understanding how governments regulate markets, and in particular on evaluating the effects of government policies on market outcomes. I combine transparent empirical methods with economic theory to credibly estimate policy effects, and to shed light onto the key theoretical parameters underlying them.
My current work includes evaluating the effects of trade policy in Brazil, corporate tax policy in Indonesia (with M. Chatib Basri, Rema Hanna, and Benjamin Olken), and education policy in Massachusetts.
I am originally from Olinda, Brazil. Prior to attending MIT, I worked as a research assistant to Professors Josh Angrist and Parag Pathak at MIT's School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative, to Professor Michael Kremer at Innovations for Poverty Action, and as a Senior Analyst at Cornerstone Research. I earned a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Mount Holyoke College in 2011.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.