Ana Lucia Kassouf

Ana Kassouf is a full Professor in the Department of Economics at University of Sao Paulo. She teaches Applied Econometrics at undergraduate and graduate levels. She has published extensively in English and in Portuguese on education, child labor, health and social programs in Brazil. She has held three post-doctoral positions, two at the London School of Economics and one in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota and has served as a consultant several times for the International Labour Organization, Unesco and the World Bank. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1993. 

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Fields of specialization

Gender & women’s empowerment, Health and nutrition, Education and training, Labour markets and employment, Youth and children


Title Country Themes
First-Hand Experience, Relevance and Coverage in Development Economics Research. Are we studying all topics that really matters? Brazil Education and training
Measuring and Mismeasuring Income Polarization Brazil Poverty and Inequality
Obstacles that Southern Researchers Face in Publishing in Economics Journals, and Why the Research Community Should Care Brazil Education and training
Effects of socioeconomic variables on Covid-19 infections and mortalities in Brazilian municipalities Brazil Financial inclusion
RFP - Examining the Impact of Early Childbearing on Labor Market Outcomes Brazil Labour markets and employment , Youth and children
The Impact of Child and Youth Labor on his/her Performance in School Brazil Education and training , Labour markets and employment , Youth and children
Impact Evaluation of the Brazilian Pension Program Benefício de Prestação Continuada (BPC) on Family Welfare Brazil Poverty and Inequality , Social protection


Professor Ana Lucia Kassouf
Full professor
University of Sao Paulo

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