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Professional Summary:

President at IBGE- Brazilian National Institute of  Geography and Statistics, starting April 2021, former Director of Surveys, starting May 2019.  Member of Brazilian Academy of Sciences, starting 2018. Distinguished Lemann Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign during the 2015-2016 academic year. Retired in 2015 as Full Professor of Demography at CEDEPLAR-Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).  He received the Brazilian Federal Government Medal of Scientific Merit in 2010.  Tinker Professor at the University of Texas at Austin in the first semester of 2006.   He has a Ph.D. in Demography from the University of California at Berkeley.  His M.A. and B.A. degrees are in Economics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brazil.  He was President of the Brazilian Population Association (ABEP) from 1999-2002.  President of the Brazilian National Committee on Population and Development (CNPD), 2004-2011.  



Issues of Demographic Data Collection during Covid-19 and Its Aftermath. Population andDevelopment Review (Online) , v. 1, p. 54, 2021.

Female Labor Force Participation andeconomic growth: Accounting for the gender bonus. ECONOMICS LETTERS , v. 200, p. 109740, With Diogo Baerlocher and Stephen L. Parente, 2021.

Economic Effects of Demographic Dividend in Brazilian Regions. With Diogo Baerlocher and Stephen L. Parente, The Journal of the Economics of Ageing. ,  2019.


Fertility Differentials by Education in Brazil: From the Conclusion of Fertility to the Onset of Postponement Transition. With Adriana Miranda-Ribeiro and Paula Miranda-Ribeiro, Population and Development Review, v.44, p.489 - 517, 2018.

Age, education, and earnings in the course of Brazilian development: Does composition matter? With Ernesto Friedrich de Lima Amaral; Joseph Potter, Daniel Hamermesh.  Demographic Research

, v. 28, p. 581-612, 2013.

Changes in Test Scores Distribution for Students of the Fourth Grade in Brazil: A Relative Distribution Analysis for the Years 1997 to 2005.  With Clarissa Guimarães and Cristine Campos Xavier, Economics of Education Review, Online publication complete: 29-JAN-2013.  DOI information: 10.1016/j.econedurev.2012.12.006.  Accepted for publication, December, 2012.

Honorary or professional positions and awards:
1999-2002: President of the Brazilian Population Association – ABEP

2004-2010: President of the National Commission on Population and Development at the Brazilian Government


Brazilian Federal Government Medal of Scientific Merit, Commended in 2010.

Member of The Brazilian Academy of Sciences, starting 2018.
Research grants:
“Educational Attainment, Achievement, Enrollments and Demographic Dynamics” – Educational Ministry of Brazil and National Institute of Studies and Research on Education, MEC/INEP- 2000-2004.

“The Demography of Education: Flows, Proficiency, Selectivity, Inequality, and Public Policy”. Funding Agency: CAPES-INEP, Brazilian Ministry of Education., 2009-2011.

“Flow, Enrollments, and the Evaluation of School Projects in Minas Gerais”. Funding Agency: FAPEMIG, State of Minas Gerais. 2009.

“Perspectives for Social Investment in Brazil”. National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), 2009-2010.