Geraldo Sandoval Góes is a Researcher at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA), serving on the Directorate of Macroeconomic Studies and Policies (Dimac). He is also a professor at the National School of Public Administration (ENAP) and at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), two of the main schools of public policy in Brazil. He received a BA in Electronic Engineering from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), 1990, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Brasília (UnB) in 2006. He has several books and articles published on the theme of Environmental Economics with emphasis on issues related to the Amazon. He was awarded 1st place in the IV Prize of the Brazilian Forest Service for Economics and Forest Market Studies. His research interests lie in the fields of environmental macroeconomics, applied and quantitative macroeconomics, and econometrics.