Post-PhD in Political Science, University of Oxford (2000–2002); PhD (2000) and Master’s (1996) in Political Science, New School University, New York, USA; Master’s in Sociology, Pernambuco Federal University (1994); and Medicine, Pernambuco State University (1990).
Full Professor at the Brazilian Public and Business Administration School, Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV/EBAPE). He is currently also a Visiting Fellow in the Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development Programs at the Brookings Institution, Washington, DC. Previously, he was a Full Professor at the São Paulo School of Economics at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV/EESP) and a Professor with the Political Science Departament at Michigan State University. He was a Visiting Professor at the Economics Department, University of São Paulo (USP) and Colby College, Maine, USA. He was also an Adjunct Researcher with the Social Sciences Department at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. He is endowed with ample experience as a consultant and researcher for international organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank and the Department of International Development (DFID) in the UK. He has published papers in Brazilian and international journals, including the Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Governance, Political Research Quarterly, Journal of Latin American Studies, Electoral Studies, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Legislative Studies, Revista Dados, Revista Brasileira de Political Economics, Revista Brasileira de Social Sciences, and others. He also co-authored a book entitled: Regulatory Governance and Infrastructure Industries through the World Bank Press, and has also written another book entitled: Power, Beliefs and Institutions: Understanding Modern Development with an Application to Brazil that will be submitted to the Cambridge University Press.
- Public Policies and Government from a Comparative Standpoint
- Political Economics of Regulatory Policy
- Political Institutions in Latin America
- Coalition Management and Executive-Legislative Relations.