Hi and welcome to my website!

I am an engineer and economist, currently based in Burundi. I will be joining the School of Economics at Henan University, in China, as an Assistant Professor starting in September 2021.

I hold a PhD in 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, as a researcher and teaching assistant (CIES – IHEID) in Switzerland, and as a R&D lead (agriculture) in Burundi.

e-mail: pedro.guimaraes[at]iheid.ch