PhD Candidate at Nova SBE
I am a PhD candidate in Economics at Nova School of Business and Economics, this semester I am visiting the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) at the University of Oxford. I hold two MSc degrees in Economics from Nova SBE and INSPER and a BSc in Economics from Tilburg University. Prior to my PhD, I have been active in several projects on financial inclusion in Mozambique. My main topic of interest is behavioral development economics, with a focus on political economy related questions. My work on the impact of electoral observers during Mozambique’s 2009 general elections has been featured in World Development. Currently I am working on community-based monitoring in Angola and I am preparing an experiment to study bottom-up accountability in the Dominican Republic’s education sector.
Does Electoral Observation Influence Electoral Results? Experimental Evidence for Domestic and International Observers in Mozambique, joint with Pedro C. Vicente (Nova SBE), World Development, 2019, 114, pp. 42-58
Information and Collective Action in Angolan Schools: Inside the Black Box of Community-based Monitoring, joint with Vincenzo Di Maro (The World Bank), Danila Serra (SMU) and Pedro C. Vicente. Working paper. (Click here for more information about this project)
The Limits of Bottom-up Accountability: Experimental Evidence from the Dominican Republic’s Education Sector. In progress.
2016 / 2018
The World Bank – DIME, Consultant for Angola Local Development Program
NOVAFRICA, Nova SBE, Research Assistant, Keep It Simple: A Field Experiment on Information Sharing in Social Networks, Cátia Batista (Nova SBE), Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford University) and Pedro C. Vicente
NOVAFRICA, Nova SBE, Field Coordinator, Introducing Mobile Money in Rural Mozambique: Evidence from a Field Experiment, Cátia Batista, Pedro C. Vicente
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Nova School of Business and Economics
Campus de Carcavelos, Rua Holanda 1
2775-405 Carcavelos, Portugal