Working Papers

The Direct and Indirect Effects of Transportation Infrastructure in the Brazilian Amazon (w/ Juliano Assunção and Rafael Araújo), October 2021.

Extension Services Can Promote Pasture Restoration: Evidence from Brazil’s Low Carbon Agriculture Plan (w/ Pete Newton, Avery Cohn, Juliano Assunção, Cristiane Camboim, Diego de Faveri, Barbara Farinelli, Viviana Perego, Mateus Tavares, Janei Resende, Sidney de Medeiros), August 2021. Revise and Resubmit at PNAS.

Cutting Special Interests by the Root: Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon (w/ Ricardo Dahis), July 2021. Revise and Resubmit at Journal of Public Economics

Human Capital and Technology Adoption: Evidence from Brazil’s Green Revolution (w/ Juliano Assunção and Claudio Ferraz), March 2021. 

Technological Change and Deforestation: Evidence from Brazil’s Green Revolution (w/ Juliano Assunção), March 2015.


Geographic Heterogeneity and Technology Adoption: Evidence from Brazil (w/ Juliano Assunção and Pedro Hemsley). Land Economics, 2019, Vol. 95(4), pp. 599-616. [Working Paper

The Effects of Crop-to-Beef Relative Prices on Deforestation: Evidence from the Tapajós BasinEnvironment and Development Economics, 2018, Vol. 23(4), pp. 391-412.

The Economic Consequences of the Agricultural Expansion in Matopiba. Revista Brasileira de Economia, 2018, Vol. 72(2), pp. 161-185.

Work in Progress

Foreign Demand Shocks and the Spatial Spread of Brazilian Deforestation (w/ Rodrigo Adão and  Jonathan Dingel)

Does Decentralization Increase Tax Revenues? Evidence from Land Taxation in Brazil (w/ Diogo Britto, Alexandre Fonseca, Breno Sampaio, André Sant’anna, and Dimitri Szerman)