Welcome to my website! I am an economist, working on the intersection between Development Economics and Environmental Economics.
I have two main research interests. The first one is to understand how societies should use and regulate natural resources. This includes both understanding the relationship between economic development and environmental quality; and investigating ways in which environmental externalities can be corrected.
My second research interest is to study the dynamics of agricultural economies (mainly) in Sub-Saharan Africa. This includes, for example, studying technology adoption in rural communities and the determinants of school enrollment.
I have experience working with three different types of methodology: (i) applied microeconomics, (ii) the macro-modelling of natural resources, and (iii) experimental economics. I have done field work in South Africa, China and Burundi; and have visited Peking University, University of Cape Town, Stockholm University and the Stockholm School of Economics.
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). I hold a PhD in Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), a MSc and MRes in Economics from the University College London (UCL), and a BEng in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of São Paulo (USP).
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, as a researcher and teaching assistant (CIES – IHEID) in Switzerland, and as a R&D lead (agriculture) in Burundi.
You can download my CV.
contact: pedro.guimares.naso[at]slu.se and pedrognaso[at]gmail.com