Paolo de Renzio

Senior Lecturer

Paolo de Renzio is a public finance practitioner and scholar, and Senior Adjunct Professor at the Escola Brasileira de Administração Pública e de Empresas of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV EBAPE) since April 2023. Paolo also holds a regular visiting faculty position at the London School of Economics and Political Science and is a consultant with the World Bank on public finance matters. Previously, he was Senior Research Fellow at the International Budget Partnership (IBP) in Washington, DC, where he coordinated research on fiscal policy, governance, and development, and visiting faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School. He also worked in the Ministry of Finance of Papua New Guinea, with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Mozambique and as a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute in London, and has extensive consulting experience with international institutions, governments, and non-governmental organizations. He spent the 2021/22 academic year as a Policy Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University. His research has been published in various academic journals, and he has co-edited a book called “Open Budgets: The Political Economy of Transparency, Participation and Accountability” (Brookings Press 2013).  

Educational Background 

  • PhD in International Relations - University of Oxford, United Kingdom (2006-2011) 
  • MSc in Development Studies - London School of Economics and Political Science, UnitedKingdom (1996-1997) 
  • Laurea in Political Economy - University L. Bocconi, Italy (1998-2004) 

Research Interests 

  • Public finance, 
  • Government budgeting, 
  • Fiscal transparency, 
  • Governance,  
  • International development,  
  • Foreign aid,  
  • Civil society 


  • Professional Master in Business Administration (MEX)
  • Professional Master in Public Administration (MAP)
  • Professional Master in Management (MiM)


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