Naercio Menezes Filho

IFB Chair
Founded on the ideals of Instituto Futuro Brasil – IFB and focused on producing research on public policy, this chair is held by Professor Naercio Menezes Filho.

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Naercio Menezes FIlho

Naercio Menezes Filho Ph.D. in Economics from the University of London



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Fields of interest: Education, Inequality, Labor Market, Technology


IFB Professor and director of the Center for Public Policy, he holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of London and is a master and bachelor of Economics from the University of São Paulo (USP). He conducts research in the field of Economics, focusing on Human Capital and Industrial Organization, working mainly on the following topics: education, labor market, income distribution, productivity, technology and unemployment.

He is the director of Insper’s Center for Public Policy, organizing seminars and debates on public policy in order to contribute to Brazil’s economic and social development. He is also a member of Núcleo Ciência pela Infância (NCPI), a center dedicated to early childhood development, and heads up research on victimization in São Paulo, analyzing data on criminality in the city since 2003.

His works have been published in Brazilian and international academic journals, such as Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal and Journal of International Economics. He was editor of the Brazilian Review of Econometrics and reviser for publications that include the American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics and Economic Journal. He is a recipient of the Mario Henrique Simonsen Lecture award sponsored by the Latin American Econometric Society and a two-time recipient of the Haralambos Simeonidis award, in 1999 and 2006, for the best doctorate thesis and best work published by a Brazilian economist. He is an Associate Research Professor at USP’s School of Economics, Business Administration and Accounting (FEA-USP), a consultant to Fundação Itaú Social and a columnist at the newspaper Valor Econômico.

He currently lectures the courses in the undergraduate economics program and in the professional masters in economics program.



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