Joao Pinho de Mello
Project: Urban Architecture and Crime: the Impact of a Reduction in Transportation Costs on the Geographical Distribution in São Paulo
João Manoel Pinho de Mello received his PhD in Economics from Stanford University, then joined the faculty of the Economics Department at the Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro, where he was an assistant (2005-2010) and an associate (2011 – 2014) professor. He is currently Professor of Economics at Insper. His research has focused on several areas of applied microeconomics, including the determinants and consequences of crime. His work has been published in prestigious international academic journals and books, such as the Review of Economic Studies, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Economics of Education Review Review of Finance, and Economía (Journal of LACEA). He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and a researcher of the Brazilian National Counsel of Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), the Brazilian equivalent of the National Science Foundation. Since 2011 he is the co-head of the America Latina Crime and Policy Network (AL CAPONE), a network of researchers sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association.