Andre Assumpcao holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Getulio Vargas Foundation (EAESP-FGV), both in Brazil.

Prior to the Ph.D. program at Carolina, Andre worked for the Center for Politics and Public Economics at EAESP-FGV as a research associate. He worked on identifying corruption determinants in Brazilian municipalities, improvements of transportation policy in the city of Sao Paulo and of Sao Paulo State’s public health. Andre has also worked for the United Kingdom Foreign & Commonwealth Office, where he oversaw UK-Brazil bilateral policy projects in finance and transparency.

His broad research interests are health, education and crime policy. He is also very much interested in applying experimental research design in social sciences.