Research in development economics


Joana Monteiro



Joana is the head of the Institute of Public Security (ISP), the institution responsible for disclosing and analyzing Rio de Janeiro’s crime and violence records, and professor at the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration at Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV/EBAPE). Joana Monteiro holds a PhD and a MA in economics from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and a BA in economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Between 2009 and 2012, she was a visiting research fellow at the Center for International Development at Harvard University. Joana is specialized in development economics and an expert in impact evaluation of public policies.