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.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6371
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2016, 54, 306-320
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5923
published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2017, 9 (4), 30-57
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5917
Guilherme Lichand, Rodrigo R. Soares
published in: Journal of Law and Economics, 2014, 57 (2), 459-499
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5270
Rodrigo R. Soares, Igor Viveiros
published in: Economía: Journal of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association, 2017, 17 (2), 29-63
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4276
published in: Journal of Economic History, 2012, 72 (2), 393-422
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4119
Romero Rocha, Rodrigo R. Soares
published in: Health Economics, 2010, 19 (S1), 126-158
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2783
published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2009, 93 (1-2), 280-295
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2776
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2012, 47 (1), 1-31
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2771
published in: Journal of Development Economics, 2007, 84(2), 590–608
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