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Working Paper
Anticompetitive practices on public procurement: Evidence from Brazilian electronic biddings

Using big data from the Brazilian public procurement system, this research aims to investigate what factors are associated with the occurrence of anticompetitive practices in electronic bidding...

Competition Procurement Fraud
Working Paper
Affirmative action with no major switching: Evidence from a top university in Brazil

Affirmative action in higher education may lead to mismatch, a situation where students benefiting from preferential admission struggle with their college-level work because of poor pre-college academic preparation...

Affirmative action Higher education Brazil
Journal Article
Precarization or protection?: The role of trade and labour policies on informality

Part of Journal Special Issue What sustains informality

Brazil Informality Trade
Working Paper
The changing nature of work and inequality in Brazil (2003–19): A descriptive analysis

In this paper we use different sources of data on job task content to investigate the importance of occupations and the intensity of routine tasks embodied in them in explaining changes in employment and earnings in Brazil, in particular their relati...

Brazil Inequality Polarization
Working Paper
Do disadvantaged students benefit from attending classes with more skilled colleagues?: Evidence from a top university in Brazil

Peers play an essential role in cognitive and non-cognitive skills formation. Ordinal rank may also change incentives and environment, impacting students’ efforts...

Affirmative action Peer effect Ranking effect
Working Paper
Re-examining the Brazilian South–Northeast labour income gap: A decomposition approach

The purpose of this article is to provide new evidence about the sources of regional income inequalities in Brazil along the wage distribution, taking into account the regional differentials in purchasing power...

Brazil Income inequality Decomposition
Journal Article
Internal migration and crime in Brazil

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW/. Empirical evidence suggests that the social effects of internal migration may be substantially different from those associated with the arrival of international migrants...

Brazil Crime Internal migration
Working Paper
Precarization or protection? The impact of trade and labour policies on informality

Several episodes of market-oriented reforms in developing countries have been accompanied by a significant rise in work outside of the formal economy...

Brazil Informality Trade
Journal Article
Migrating out of mega-cities: Evidence from Brazil

Traditional economic models predict rural to urban migration during the structural transformation of an economy. In middle-income countries, it is less clear which direction of migration to expect...

Brazil Internal migration Prices
Working Paper
Roots of dissent: Trade liberalization and the rise of populism in Brazil

This paper investigates the long-term impact of economic shocks on populism, by exploiting a natural experiment created by the trade liberalization process implemented in Brazil between 1990 and 1995...

Trade liberalization Populism Austerity
Working Paper
Inclusive growth without structural transformation?: The case of Brazil

Through rapid urbanization, Brazil—previously a country where most workers were in the agricultural sector—went through a strong process of structural transformation that lasted almost four decades until economic liberalization at the beg...

Brazil import substitution Inclusive growth
Working Paper
The effect of class assignment on academic performance and the labour market: Evidence from a public federal university in Brazil

Can students’ rank in the ability distribution of their class impact their academic achievement?...

Affirmative action Brazil Education
Working Paper
Migrants leaving mega-cities: Where they move and why prices matter

Traditional economic models predict rural to urban migration during the structural transformation of an economy. In middle-income countries, it is less clear which direction of migration to expect...

Brazil Internal migration Prices
Working Paper
Internal migration and crime in Brazil

Empirical evidence suggests that the social effects of internal migration may be substantially different from those associated with the arrival of international migrants...

Brazil Crime Internal migration
Seminar
Alysson Portella on racial social norms and education: “whitening” ideology and students’ performance in Brazil

Alysson Portella will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 6 November 2019. Abstract - Racial social norms and education: “whitening” ideology and students’ performance in Brazil We investigate to what extent racial social norms...

6 November 2019
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
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Journal Article
Horizontal inequality and ethnic diversity in Brazil: Patterns, trends, and their impacts on institutions

Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal Inequality: Persistence and Change

Brazil Group-based inequality Ethnic diversity
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