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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

Francisco Costa

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Title Assistant Professor of Economics


Francisco Costa is an assistant professor of economics at the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware. He is an environmental and development economist with interest in current policy issues such as conservation, climate change, regional development and globalization. His main research focuses on understanding the consequences of conservation policies, with a special focus on land use in developing countries and on the Amazon rainforest. Prior to joining UD, he was an assistant professor of economics at Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV EPGE) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the London School of Economics and his M.A. and B.A. from Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV EPGE).


  • Ph.D. in economics, London School of Economics, 2013
  • M.A. in economics, FGV EPGE, 2008
  • B.A. in economics, FGV EPGE, 2005

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