The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Economics lspaz 'at' maxwell.syr.edu
110 Eggers Hall Phone: 315-443-5874
Syracuse, New York 13244-1020 Fax: 315-443-3717
Ph.D. Economics, University of Maryland, College Park May 2009
M.A. Economics, University of Maryland, College Park May 2008
M.A. Economics, EPGE-FGV, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil July 2003
B.A. Public Administration, EAESP-FGV,
Research Interests: International Trade, Development and Labor Economics
Informal Economy, Spatial Econometrics, Brazilian Economy
ECN 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics
Office Hours (Spring 2014)
Wednesday 9:30 - 11:30 am
ECN 301 - M004 Intermediate Microeconomics
ECN 601 - M004Survey Microeconomic Theory (Maymester)
(What is an on-line
course? Is it for me?)
ECN 301 - U800 Intermediate Microeconomics
ECN 601 - U802 Survey Microeconomic Theory
ECN 310/LAS 300 - U800 Latin American Economic Development
ECN 610 - U800 Latin American Economic Development
"The Effects of Exporting on the Individual Wage Premia: An evaluation using the 1999 Brazilian exchange rate devaluation" with Bruno C. Oliveira
“The welfare impacts of a revenue-neutral switch from tariffs to VAT with intermediate inputs and VAT threshold” (draft available upon request)
Work in Progress
“Good Jobs and Bad Jobs in the Process of Rural-Urban Migration” with Derek Laing
"The impacts of trade liberalization on informal labor markets: an evaluation of the Brazilian case", Journal of International Economics, 92(2), 2014, 330-348.
"Trade Liberalization and Industry Wage Premium: The Missing Role of Productivity", Applied Economics, 46(4), 2014, 408–419.
"Inter-industry Productivity Spillovers: An Analysis Using the 1989–1998 Brazilian Trade Liberalization" , Journal of Development Studies, forthcoming.
"Estimating the elasticity of intertemporal substitution: Is the aggregate financial return free from the weak instrument problem?" with Fabio Gomes, Journal of Macroeconomics, 36C, 2013, 63–75.
"Tariffs Versus VAT in the Presence of Heterogeneous Firms" with Ron Davies, International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 18(5), 533-554, October 2011.
Updated on 2/23/2014