About me

I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Chair of Political Economy and Development at the University of Zurich. My research interests include redistributive preferences, social protection, and development, mainly focusing on direct and indirect effects of infrastructure provision on elections and clientelism in young democracies. Prior to joining UZH, I received a master degree in Political Science from the University of São Paulo and a BA in Social Sciences from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. I also was a visiting researcher at the Brazilian Institute of Applied Economic Research,  Duke University, and the Texas A&M University.

Recent Publications 

The Presidential Logic of Government Formation in Latin American Democracies
(with Andréa Freitas and Marcelo Vieira)

Measuring Presidential Dominance over Cabinets in Presidential Systems: Constitutional Design and Power Sharing
(With Thiago Silva and Marcelo Vieira)

Redistribuição de Renda, Pobreza e Desigualdade Territorial no Brasil
(with Paulo Flores)

Preferências por Redistribuição e Taxação no Brasil 
(With Marta Arretche)