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 legislative politics, social protection, and development. I mainly pay attention to the effect of education on crime, and how State capacity affects electoral outcomes in developing countries. 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, the 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)