Andre Assumpcao is currently a third-year Ph.D. student at the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds a M.P.P. from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation and a B.A. in in Economics from the University of Campinas, both at his native country Brazil.

Prior to Carolina, Andre worked at United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office as an economics officer in charge of bilateral policy projects in transparency and finance. His expertise also includes urban policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Center for Politics and Public Economics at Getúlio Vargas Foundation, São Paulo, Brazil.

Andre’s research interests fall largely within the realm of political economy, with particular focus on immigration, development, and corruption. His research looks at how market-based policy design in these areas can improve social welfare and efficiency.