PhD in Economics (2010) and Master’s in Economics (2004), both from the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC-RJ), and BSc in Economics, Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ) (2001).
Projects financed by Development Agencies
Grant for Research Program on Citizen Security in Latin America from the Corporacion Andina de Fomento CAF-Al Capone (international contest) (2011)
Grant for Research Program on Natural Resources from the Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF) (international contest) (2009)
Honorable Mention, IPP RIO Maurício de Almeida Abreu Prize, PhD Thesis Category
Best Paper, II SEFAZ-SEDEIS Public Finance and Economic Development Prize, Theme 2: Production Structure in Rio de Janeiro State: an Attractive Context for Investments. Business Environment and Formalization, 2010
Best Paper, II SEFAZ-SEDEIS Public Finance and Economic Development Prize, Theme 4: Public Policy Evaluation (2010)
Best Paper, Consortium for International Marketing Research (CIMaR) (2007)
Best Paper, IPEA 40 Years Prize (IPEA-CAIXA) (2004).
A Professor with the FGV/EBAPE, she also chairs the Public Security Institute (ISP) which is a Rio de Janeiro State Government entity that releases and analyses statistics on violence and crime rates. A Visiting Fellow at the International Development Center, Harvard University (2009–2012), before taking office of the ISP, she worked as a Fellow at the Brazilian Economics Institute (FGV/IBRE) where she conducted studies analyzing and assessing public policy impacts, particularly in the fields of education, violence and at-risk youth. Her research activities have been acknowledged through several Brazilian prizes, supported by international grounds and published in journals such as the Revista Brasileira de Economia, Pesquisa e Planejamento Econômico and the Journal of Development Economics, as well as in books published in Brazil and abroad.
- Impact Assessment
- At-Risk Youth