Pedro Forquesato

Professor of Economics

University of São Paulo

About me

I am a professor of economics at the School of Economics, Business and Accounting in the University of São Paulo (FEA-USP).

My research interests are in the field of political and public sector economics. Currently, I am involved in projects studying patronage and the efficiency of municipal bureaucracy, as well as studying specificities of taxation in low-income and middle-income countries.

As hobbies, I like to play capoeira, rowing, and literature. I have a wonderful wife and a cute baby son.


  • Public sector economics
  • Political economics
  • Applied econometrics


  • PhD in Economics, 2016

    Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

  • BSc in Economics, 2010

    University of Campinas


Working papers and publications

To the Victor Belongs the Spoils? Party Membership and Public Sector Employment in Brazil

We analyze how parties winning a mayoral election affects the number of their affiliates in the municipal bureacracy.

Social norms of work ethic and incentives in organizations

I model how incentive choice by firms and cultural values of work effort affect each other.


Courses currently taught

EAE6060 - Economia do Setor Público I

A graduate half-semester course in public economics, focusing on contemporary research on economics of taxation (PT-BR)

EAE6030 - Econometria II

A graduate half-semester course in econometrics, covering non-linear estimation methods, as part of the core sequence (PT-BR)

EAE0115 - Clássicos do Pensamento Econômico

An introduction to the work of the most important economists of the XVII-XXth centuries for first year undergraduate students (PT-BR).


How to reach me

  • pforquesato@usp.br
  • Avenida Professor Luciano Gualberto, 908, São Paulo, SP 05508-010
  • FEA 2 Building, Office 19C