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 an 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. He is an Invited Researcher at J-PAL (LAC & K-CAI) and an Affiliated Researcher at Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV EPGE) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Prior to joining UD, he was an assistant professor of economics at FGV EPGE. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the London School of Economics and his M.A. and B.A. from 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
- Stop Suffering! Economic Downturns and Pentecostal Upsurge, with Angelo Marcantonio and Rudi Rocha. Forthcoming at Journal of the European Economic Association.
- How to Attract Physicians to Underserved Areas? Policy Recommendations from a Structural Model”, with Leticia Nunes and Fabio Sanches. Forthcoming at Review of Economics and Statistics.
- “Hysteresis and the Welfare Effect of Corrective Policies: Theory and Evidence from an Energy Saving Program”, with François Gerard. Journal of Political Economy, 2021.
- “Homicides and the Age of Criminal Responsibility: A Density Discontinuity Approach”, with João de Faria, Felipe Iachan, and Bárbara Caballero. Economìa, the journal of LACEA, 2018.
- “Winners and Losers from a Commodities-for-Manufactures Trade Boom”, with Jason Garred and Joao Paulo Pessoa. Journal of International Economics, 2016.