Claudio Ferraz

Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia

Claudio Ferraz is a Professor at the Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia, adjunct professor at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and Scientific Director of J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean.

His areas of interest are development, political economy and public economics. In particular, his research focuses on governance and accountability in developing countries and its consequences for politics and public service delivery. His ongoing projects examine how voters react to information campaigns; whether pay-for-performance improve the quality of education; and whether increases in the quality of politicians affect public policies.

Claudio received his PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006.