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.