Rodrigo Reis Soares

Rodrigo R. Soares is Lemann Family Foundation Visiting Professor of Brazilian Studies (2022-2025) at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and Lemann Foundation Professor of ,Economics at Insper, Brazil. From 2016 to 2022, Rodrigo was a tenured full-time faculty at Columbia University's School International and Public Affairs. His research ranges from health, demographic economics, and labor, to crime and institutions. His work has appeared in various scientific journals, including American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, and American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, among various others. Rodrigo is also research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Germany), research affiliate at J-PAL Latin America, and associate editor of the Journal of Human Capital, the Journal of Demographic Economics, and the IZA Journal of Development & Migration. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2002.

Rodrigo is an Elected Fellow of the Econometric Society, an Honorary Member of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association, and a 2006 recipient of the Kenneth J. Arrow Award for the best paper in Health Economics (International Health Economics Association).

Further information is available on his personal web site.

CDEP projects:

Does Universalization of Health Work?  Evidence from Health Systems Restructuring and Maternal and Child Health in Brazil

Selection on Ability and Early Career Growth in the Gender Wage Gap

Economic Shocks and Crime: Evidence from the Brazilian Trade Liberalization