Economist at Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Gustavo de Souza
Gustavo de Souza
Economist at the Chicago FED.
I received my PhD from the University of Chicago in 2021. Former Postdoctoral fellow at the IIES.
In my research, I use micro-data to estimate macroeconomic models and derive policy implications. My research interests are in macroeconomics, labor economics, development, and public finance.
The Labor Market Consequences of Appropriate Technology
Developing countries rely on technology created by developed countries. This paper demonstrates that such reliance increases wage inequality but leads to greater production in developing countries.
Employment and Welfare Effects of the Quota for Disabled Workers in Brazil
The quota for disabled workers in Brazil increased the employment of disabled workers at a large employment and welfare cost for nondisabled workers.
How Would Compulsory Voting Affect Government Size? Learning from the Weather
Exogenous increase in the relative income of voters causes an increase in public goods provision, contrary to standard political economy theories.
On the Political and Economic Determinants of Redistribution: Pecuniary Gains, Social Preferences, or Institutions?
Voters who could benefit from welfare policies vote against them because they hold negative ideologies against redistribution.
Optimal Unemployment Insurance Requirement
A larger monetary requirement increases welfare by reducing moral hazard discouraging low-pay and temporary jobs
(Trade) War and Peace: How to Impose International Trade Sanctions
What is the most cost-efficient way to impose trade sanctions against Russia?
Can anti-dumping tariffs increase employment