Rodrigo R. Soares is Vice President of Academic Affairs and Lemann Foundation Professor of Economics at Insper, Brazil. Before joining Insper, Rodrigo was full professor at Columbia University and at the Sao Paulo School of Economics-FGV, associate and assistant professor at PUC-Rio, and assistant professor at the University of Maryland-College Park. His research ranges from health and demographic economics to crime and labor. It has appeared in various scientific journals, including American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, and American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, among various others.
Rodrigo is an Elected Fellow of the Econometric Society and an Honorary Member of Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association. In 2006, he was awarded the Kenneth J. Arrow Award from the International Health Economics Association for the best paper published in the field of Health Economics. He was also awarded four times the research prize from the Brazilian Economic Association (ANPEC), three times for the best paper (2006, 2009, and 2022) and once for the best PhD dissertation (2002). Rodrigo is research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Germany), fellow at the Global Labor Organization, research affiliate at J-PAL Latin America, and associate editor of the Journal of Human Capital, of the Journal of Demographic Economics, and of the IZA Journal of Development & Migration.