Claudio Ferraz is Associate Professor of Economics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and research affiliate of BREAD, JPAL, EGAP, and EH-ClioLab. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley in 2006. He has been a visiting professor at the LSE, Pompeu-Fabra, and the Einaudi Institute of Economics and Finance. His research focuses on the intersection between development economics, political economy and public economics and it has been published in leading academic journals such as the The American Economic Review, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Public Economics. He has been awarded the Global Development Network Medal for Research on Development; the Haralambos Simeonidis Award for the best paper published by a Brazilian economist (twice); and the Mario Henrique Simonsen Memorial Lecture by the Latin American Econometric Society. Claudio is Associate Editor of Economía, the Journal of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association; Associate Editor of the new journal Latin American Economic Review; and co-director of the LACEA Political Economy Network.


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The 22nd Annual LACEA Meeting 2017 will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 8th-11th, hosted by Universidad San Andrés. For more information click here.

The journal Lecturas de Economía,
edited by the Department of Economics at Universidad de Antioquia, is now inviting scholars to submit manuscripts for a special issue on impact evaluation of socio-economic programs and policies.  The special issue will be published in the second semester of 2018. Submissions are due on September 30, 2017. Manuscripts can be submitted to the e-mail address For more information, please click here.

SobreMéxico. Temas de Economía,
managed by Universidad Iberoamericana-Ciudad de México is currently seeking manuscripts with applied work on the Mexican economy. The Journal publishes online as soon as they are in final publishable form. The journal accepts articles in English and/or Spanish. Please visit this site or write to for further information.
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