Master's program

21. "Financial institutions, growth, and inequality: a quantitative exploration of financial development in Brazil", Master Thesis, Pedro Martins Pessoa, 2017.

20. "Crop rotation and the dynamics of Brazilian agriculture", Master Thesis, Vitoria Rabello de Castro, 2015.

19. "The Labor Market in Brazil and the 2008 Financial Crisis: an analysis based on the flow approach", Master Thesis, Bianca Ravani Cecato, 2015.

18. "Consumer Credit Expansion in Open Economies", Master Thesis, Karen Dias Mendes, 2014.

17. "Hyperinflation and bank branching in Brazil", Master Thesis, Bárbara Caballero de Andrade, Department of Economics, PUC-Rio, 2013.

16. "Numerical portability and competition in the telecom sector", Master Thesis (co-advisor), Paulo Motta Maia de Oliveira Valério, Department of Economics, PUC-Rio, 2012.

15. "The market for religion in Rio de Janeiro", Master Thesis, Maína Celidônio de Campos, Department of Economics, PUC-Rio, 2011.

14. "Testing a theory of civil wars", Master Thesis, Michel Dummar Azulai, Department of Economics, PUC-Rio, 2011.

13. "Flex cars and the competitive effect on ethanol and gasoline retail markets", João Paulo Cordeiro Pessoa, Master Thesis (co-advisor), Department of Economics, PUC-Rio, 2009.

12. "Inflation and privatization as key determinants of the expansion of the Brazilian banking system", Fernando Setubal Silva, Master Thesis, Department of Economics, PUC-Rio, 2009.

11. "Rent Seeking and the Unveiling of 'De Facto' Institutions: Development and Colonial Heritage within Brazil", Joana Naritomi, Master Thesis (co-advisor), Department of Economics, PUC-Rio, 2007.

10. "Slavery as a long-run determinant of inequality", Tomás Goulart, Master Thesis, Department of Economics, PUC-Rio, 2007.

9. "The effects of the alimony rights over fertility in the Brazilian Northeastern region", Vitor Pereira, Master Thesis, Department of Economics, PUC-Rio, 2007.

8. "Affirmative action in university admission and high school students' proficiency", Bruno Ferman, Master Thesis, Department of Economics, PUC-Rio, 2006.

7. "Household expenditures and the Bolsa Escola", Bruno Ottoni, Master Thesis, Department of Economics, PUC-Rio, 2006.

6. "Banking and occupational choice", Daniel Lavarda, Master Thesis, Department of Economics, PUC-Rio, 2005.

5. "Financial constraints, self-selection and brain effect: two essays on migration", Leandro S. Carvalho, Master Thesis, Department of Economics, PUC-Rio, 2004.

4. "Access to information, public opinion and political incentives", Daniel Carvalho, Master Thesis, Department of Economics, PUC-Rio, 2004.

3. "Microenterprises in Brazil: informality and labor relations", Joana C. M. Monteiro, Master Thesis, Department of Economics, PUC-Rio, 2004.

2. "Credit constraints and occupational choices", Luciana Sampaio, Department of Economics, Master Thesis, PUC-Rio, 2004.

1. "The impact of taxes on organizational form and location choice" (co-advisor), Silvia Helena Barcellos, Master Thesis, Department of Economics, PUC-Rio, 2004.



Doctoral program

7. "Essays on culture and early childhood", PhD Dissertation, Soraya Adiva Román Eyzaguirre, 2017.

6. "The demand of electricity in Brazil", PhD Dissertation, Amanda Motta Schutze, Department of Economics, PUC-Rio, 2015.

5. "Three essays on labor market institutions and labor turnover in Brazil", PhD Dissertation, Rafael de Carvalho Cayres Pinto, Department of Economics, PUC-Rio, 2015.

4. "Three essays on rural development in Brazil", PhD Dissertation, Arthur Bragança, Department of Economics, PUC-Rio, 2014.

3. "An analysis of car loan market: judicial efficiency, real business cycles and asymmetric information", PhD Dissertation, Fernando Setubal Souza e Silva, Department of Economics, PUC-Rio, 2012.

2. "Microloans in Rio de Janeiro slums", PhD Dissertation, Isabelle Adeline Agier, Department of Economics, PUC-Rio, 2010.

1. "Regional Development, Migration and Urbanization" Flávia Chein Feres, PhD Dissertation (co-advisor), Federal University of Minas Gerais, 2006.


Post-Doctoral program

1. Breno Pietracci.

Juliano Assunção

Professor Associado

Departamento de Economia, PUC-Rio