DaniloLimoeira

Danilo Limoeiro

Biography

Danilo Limoeiro is a PhD candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he studies political economy, comparative politics and quantitative analysis. Danilo holds a Master's with distinction from Oxford University and a BA in International Relations from University of Brasilia.

His first book, Além das Transferências de Renda, (“Beyond Income Transfers,”) was published in 2015 by University of Brasilia Press and looks at the causes of regional inequality decline in Brazil during the 2000s. Previously, he has worked at the Brazilian federal government, where he served at the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Labor, and the Secretariat of Strategic Affairs, among other units.

Danilo's research agenda focuses on questions such as why some societies are richer, better governed, and less unequal than others. His PhD thesis investigates the political roots of the high cost of  doing business in developing countries. His academic work combines quantitative methods - surveys, causal inference - with qualitative techniques, such as semi-structured interviews.

He is also a Legatum Fellow and is starting his first venture, a tech startup that seeks to use technology to decrease the cost of doing business in developing countries.

Publications

Books

Além das Transferências de Renda: o Declínio da Desigualdade Regional no Brasil na Década de 2000 ("Beyond Income Transfers: The Decline of Regional Inequality in Brazil in the 2000s"), University of Brasilia Press, 2014.

Biography

Danilo Limoeiro is a PhD candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he studies political economy, comparative politics and quantitative analysis. Danilo holds a Master's with distinction from Oxford University and a BA in International Relations from University of Brasilia.

His first book, Além das Transferências de Renda, (“Beyond Income Transfers,”) was published in 2015 by University of Brasilia Press and looks at the causes of regional inequality decline in Brazil during the 2000s. Previously, he has worked at the Brazilian federal government, where he served at the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Labor, and the Secretariat of Strategic Affairs, among other units.

Danilo's research agenda focuses on questions such as why some societies are richer, better governed, and less unequal than others. His PhD thesis investigates the political roots of the high cost of  doing business in developing countries. His academic work combines quantitative methods - surveys, causal inference - with qualitative techniques, such as semi-structured interviews.

He is also a Legatum Fellow and is starting his first venture, a tech startup that seeks to use technology to decrease the cost of doing business in developing countries.

Publications

Books

Além das Transferências de Renda: o Declínio da Desigualdade Regional no Brasil na Década de 2000 ("Beyond Income Transfers: The Decline of Regional Inequality in Brazil in the 2000s"), University of Brasilia Press, 2014.