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Juliano J. Assunção

Rio de Janeiro

Regional Expertise
Subject Expertise
  • agriculture
  • land use
  • forests
  • finance
  • microeconometrics
  • policy impact evaluation
  • power and energy

Juliano J. Assunção

Executive Director, Brazil

Juliano J. Assunção, the executive director of CPI’s Rio Office, is a professor in the Department of Economics at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Juliano’s research focuses on different aspects of development economics, including agricultural economics, institutions, and financial intermediation. He is a member of the Consortium on Financial Systems and Poverty at the University of Chicago and also works as a consultant for firms, governments, and multi-lateral organizations. Juliano has been collaborating with CPI since 2010.

  • Faculty, Economics Department, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
  • Member, Consortium on Financial Systems and Poverty
Selected Work
  • “Deforestation slowdown in the legal Amazon: prices or policies?”, with Clarissa Gandour and Rudi Rocha, Environment and Development Economics, forthcoming.
  • “Repossession and the Democratization of Credit”, with Efraim Benmelech and Fernando Silva, Review of Financial Studies, 27(9): 2661-2689, 2014.
  • “Eliminating entry barriers for the provision of banking services”, Journal of Banking and Finance, 37:2806-2811, 2013. link
    “A note on slavery and the roots of inequality”, with Rodrigo Soares and Tomás Goulart, Journal of Comparative Economics, 40:565-580, 2012.
  • “Coming out of the shadows? Estimating the impact of bureaucracy simplification and tax cut on formality in Brazilian microenterprises”, with Joana Monteiro, Journal of Development Economics, 99(1): 105-115, 2012.
  • “Institutional development and colonial heritage within Brazil”, with Joana Naritomi and Rodrigo Soares, Journal of Economic History, 72(2): 393-422, 2012.
  • “Rural organization and land reform in Brazil: the role of nonagricultural benefits of landholding”, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 56(4): 851-870, 2008.
  • “Testing Household-Specific Explanations for the Inverse Productivity Relationship”, with Luis H. Braido, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 89(4): 980-990, 2007.