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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.

Interests

  • Public sector economics
  • Political economics
  • Applied econometrics

Education

  • PhD in Economics, 2016

    Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

  • BSc in Economics, 2010

    University of Campinas

Research

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

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).

Contact

How to reach me

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