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Joana Monteiro

Joana is associate research scholar at the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University, professor of public policy at the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration at Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV/EBAPE), and director of the Center for Applied Research to Public Security at Getulio Vargas Foundation. She worked as the head of research at the Rio de Janeiro State's Attorney Office (2019-2021) and director of the Institute of Public Security (ISP) (2015-2018). At both positions, Joana led initiatives to improve use of evidence by Public Security and Criminal Justice agencies, having implemented projects to facilitate data analytics and to improve transparency to citizens. Joana holds a PhD and a MA in economics from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and was research fellow at the Center for International Development at Harvard University (2009-2012). She is an expert in impact evaluation of public policies and her research has been published in journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Development Economics, the Security Journal and Crime Science.