I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG/Brazil), where I study comparative politics and political methodology. I am also a Research Associate at the Center for Legislative Studies (CEL-UFMG) and was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Social and Political Studies (IESP-UERJ) and visiting scholar at the Department of Government of the University of Essex.
My research centers on the consequences of political institutions on policy-making and welfare in presidential countries. In my recent work, I investigate how the separation of powers and fiscal decentralization explain how parties reap benefits from joining government coalitions in Brazil. In my spare time, I also develop open-source software for social research. In particular, I have been working mostly on tools to facilitate access to Brazilian public data – that often comes in unfriendly, poorly documented formats – to a broader public.