Welcome! I am an economist, currently working at One Acre Fund (TUBURA) in Burundi.

I hold a PhD in Development Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), where I worked under the supervision of Tim Swanson. I also hold a MSc and a MRes in Economics from the University College London (UCL), where my advisor was Wilfred Beckerman, and a BEng in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of São Paulo (USP).

My research focuses on Development Economics and Environmental Economics. I use theoretical and econometric models to examine the impact of institutional changes on socioeconomic outcomes. I have worked with issues related to environmental regulation in China and South Africa, legal pluralism in Sierra Leone, and the global management of natural resources.

I have professional experiences in the private sector (metallurgy and financial markets) in Brazil, in the public sector (Ministry of State Administration) in Guinea-Bissau, and as a researcher and teaching assistant (CIES – IHEID) in Switzerland.

e-mail: pedrognaso[at]iheid.ch