Scientific Director, J-PAL Latin America and the Caribbean
Professor of Economics
Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
Claudio Ferraz is a professor of economics at the Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia, adjunct professor at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), and Scientific Director of J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean. His areas of interest are development, political economy and public economics. In particular, his research focuses on governance and accountability in developing countries and its consequences for politics and public service delivery. His ongoing projects examine how voters react to information campaigns; whether pay-for-performance improve the quality of education; and whether increases in the quality of politicians affect public policies.