Luiz Felipe Fontes

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Postdoctoral Fellow - JOI Brazil, J-PAL Latin America and the Caribbean

Luiz Felipe Fontes is a Research Postdoctoral Fellow at J-PAL LAC, where he leads the academic work of Jobs and Opportunity Initiative Brazil (JOI Brazil). Luiz Felipe is an applied microeconomist whose research focuses on human capital and public policy topics. From his work, he aims to understand the mechanisms through which external life shocks, investments, and policies affect human capital development and mitigate educational, health, and labor market inequalities.

Prior to joining J-PAL, he worked on the evaluation of policies to foment education and health in Brazil. Luiz Felipe is also a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at the São Paulo School of Economics from the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV EESP).