PhD in Statistics, Statistics Department, Princeton University (1981); Master’s in Applied Mathematics, Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (1977); Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology (1974).
A consultant for public and private multilateral organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank, he has conducted several research projects in the Population and Public Policies field, focused particularly on Social Security and Education. He has served as a consultant to the National Educational Research and Studies Institute (INEP) on Basic Education Evaluation System Modeling (SAEB) and Descriptive Data Analysis for SAEB/99 (2000–2001) and for the National Student Performance Examination (ENADE) in 2009 (2010–2011). When past reforms were under discussion, he conducted evaluations for the Ministry of Social Security (MPS). A member of the Educational Evaluation Advisory Board, he has worked with projects on the insurance and pensions markets for the National Insurance School Foundation (FUNENSEG), the Private Insurance Industry Regulator (SUSEP) and the National Private Pension Fund and Life Assurance Federation (FENAPREVI).
When the Social Security system was being restructured in Cabo Verde, he served as a Pensions Adviser, and was also involved in assessing the Social Security system in Uruguay through a project run by the Inter-American Development Bank. He was a Research Assistant and then Assistant Researcher with the National Pure and Applied Mathematics Institute (IMPA) and a Professor/Researcher with the National Statistical Sciences School at the Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics (ENCE/IBGE), where he was its Superintendent for some ten years and also its Graduate Studies Program Coordinator, sitting concomitantly on the IBGE Board. He was engaged in South-South cooperation projects with Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa, focused on census-related activities, and was also twice Treasurer of the Brazilian Population Studies Association (ABEP).
- Population and Public Policies, particularly Pensions and Social Security, Social Welfare, Public Security and Education.