Rodrigo R. Soares
Research Fellow

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too w Soares Rodrigo R. Soares is Lemann Professor of Brazilian Public Policy and International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Rodrigo’s research centers on development economics, ranging from labor, human capital, and demographic economics, to crime. His work has appeared in various scientific journals, including American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, and Journal of Development Economics, among various others. Before joining Columbia, Soares taught at the Sao Paulo School of Economics-FGV, where he is still and Adjunct Professor, and at PUC-Rio, the University of Maryland, and the Harvard School of Public Health.

In 2006, he was awarded the Kenneth J. Arrow Award from the International Health Economics Association for the best paper published in the field of Health Economics. Soares is also 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 Labor & Development. He received his Ph.D. in Economics under the guidance of Gary S. Becker at the University of Chicago in 2002.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2007.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10791  Eduardo Fraga
Gustavo Gonzaga
Rodrigo R. Soares
Selection on Ability and the Early Career Growth in the Gender Wage Gap
9951  Daniel Haanwinckel
Rodrigo R. Soares
Workforce Composition, Productivity, and Labor Regulations in a Compensating Differentials Theory of Informality
9764  Guilherme Hirata
Rodrigo R. Soares
Competition and the Racial Wage Gap: Testing Becker's Model of Employer Discrimination
9638  Rafael Dix-Carneiro
Rodrigo R. Soares
Gabriel Ulyssea
Local Labor Market Conditions and Crime: Evidence from the Brazilian Trade Liberalization
9101  Rudi Rocha
Claudio Ferraz
Rodrigo R. Soares
Human Capital Persistence and Development
(forthcoming in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2016)
8586  Rodrigo R. Soares
Gary Becker's Contributions in Health Economics
(published in: Journal of Demographic Economics, 2015, 81 (1), 51-57)
7189  Leandro Carvalho
Rodrigo R. Soares
Living on the Edge: Youth Entry, Career and Exit in Drug-Selling Gangs
(published in: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2016, 121, 77-98)
6773  Rudi Rocha
Rodrigo R. Soares
Water Scarcity and Birth Outcomes in the Brazilian Semiarid
(published in: Journal of Development Economics, 2015, 112, 72–91)
6371  Laura Chioda
João M. P. de Mello
Rodrigo R. Soares
Spillovers from Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Bolsa Família and Crime in Urban Brazil
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2016, 54, 306-320)
5923  Ariaster B. Chimeli
Rodrigo R. Soares
The Use of Violence in Illegal Markets: Evidence from Mahogany Trade in the Brazilian Amazon
(forthcoming in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2016)
5917  Guilherme Lichand
Rodrigo R. Soares
Access to Justice and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Brazil's Special Civil Tribunals
(published in: Journal of Law and Economics, 2014, 57 (2), 459-499)
5270  Rodrigo R. Soares
Igor Viveiros
Organization and Information in the Fight against Crime: An Evaluation of the Integration of Police Forces in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
(forthcoming in: Economía: Journal of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association, 2016)
4276  Joana Naritomi
Rodrigo R. Soares
Juliano J. Assunção
Institutional Development and Colonial Heritage within Brazil
(published in: Journal of Economic History, 2012, 72 (2), 393-422)
4119  Romero Rocha
Rodrigo R. Soares
Evaluating the Impact of Community-Based Health Interventions: Evidence from Brazil's Family Health Program
(published in: Health Economics, 2010, 19 (S1), 126-158)
2783  Javier A. Birchenall
Rodrigo R. Soares
Altruism, Fertility, and the Value of Children: Health Policy Evaluation and Intergenerational Welfare
(published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2009, 93 (1-2), 280-295)
2776  Diana Kruger
Rodrigo R. Soares
Matias Berthelon
Household Choices of Child Labor and Schooling: A Simple Model with Application to Brazil
(published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2012, 47 (1), 1-31)
2771  Rodrigo R. Soares
Health and the Evolution of Welfare across Brazilian Municipalities
(published in: Journal of Development Economics, 2007, 84(2), 590–608)