Honors, Grants and Awards

XXXVI BNDES Award, Third Place, Ph.D. Dissertation in Economics (Supervisor of Paulo Camuri) – 2016

XXXIII BNDES Award, Second Place, Ph.D. Dissertation in Economics (Supervisor of Fabrício Missio) – 2013

UFMG Award Supervisor, Best Ph.D. Dissertation in Social Sciences (Supervisor of Fabricio Missio) – 2013

CAPES -Brazilian Ministry of Education Award, Supervisor Best Ph.D. Dissertation in Economics,  (Supervisor of Fabrício Missio) – 2013

Brazilian Economic Association (ANPEC) – Ministry of Finance of Brazil Award, Second best paper in Macroeconomics presented at Brazilian Economic Association (ANPEC), 2013 (with Fabrício Missio and Ricardo Araújo)

Grant Cnpq, Brazil: since 2007 

Grant FAPEMIG, Brazil: 2003-2005, 2007-2008, 2011-2013, 2014-2015.

BNDES (Brazilian Bank of Social Development) Research Grant Award, 2010 (with Fabrício Silveira and João Romero)

IPEA (Brazilian Institute of Applied Research, Ministry of Planning)/CAIXA (Federal Bank) Award 2007: First best paper in Determinants of Long Run Economic Growth in Brazil (with Guilherme Silva and Ricardo Martins)

Best Referee of Regional Studies (Journal of the Regional Studies Association): 2003

Fellowship from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais for Young Doctors: 2003-2005

Scholarship from Capes, Brazil, to Ph.D. students at New School for Social Research, NY: 1997-2001.

Scholarship from New School for Social Research, Research Assistant: 2000

Scholarship from CNPQ, Brazil, Master of Arts, Unicamp, Brazil: 1989-1992.

Scholarship from Capes, Brazil, granted for undergraduate students , Faculdade de Ciências Econômicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1985-1988.