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 Discussion Paper No. 9101
forthcoming in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2016
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8586
published in: Journal of Demographic Economics, 2015, 81 (1), 51-57
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7189
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2016, 121, 77-98
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6773
published in: Journal of Development Economics, 2015, 112, 72–91
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6371
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2016, 54, 306-320
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5923
forthcoming in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2016