FGV wins in 4 out of 5 categories evaluated in Brazilian Econometric Society Awards
FGV’s economics schools accounted for six out of 10 papers chosen as the best in the 42nd Brazilian Econometric Society Awards. and they won in four of the five evaluated categories.
In the Finance category, Gustavo Freire, a doctoral student at the Brazilian School of Economics and Finance (FGV EPGE), came first with his paper called “Minimum Dispersion Risk-Neutral Measures and Asset Prices in Incomplete Markets,” produced in partnership with Professor Caio Almeida of Princeton University.
Another first prize was won in the Applied Macroeconomics category, by “Slums and Pandemics,” a paper written by Luiz Brotherhood, an FGV EPGE doctoral alumnus and University of Barcelona researcher; Tiago Cavalcanti of the Sao Paulo School of Economics (FGV EESP) and University of Cambridge; Daniel da Mata of FGV EESP; and Professor Cezar Santos of FGV EPGE, Banco de Portugal and the Center for Research on Economic Policy (CEPR).
FGV’s economics schools also came top in the Applied Microeconomics category, based on “More than Words: Leaders’ Speech and Risky Behavior During a Pandemic,” a paper produced by Nicolas Ajzenman of FGV EESP and the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA); Tiago Cavalcanti of FGV EESP and the University of Cambridge; and Daniel da Mata of FGV EESP.
Professors Emanuel Ornelas and Pedro Molina Ogeda of FGV EESP also won a prize in this category, for “Labor Unions and the Electoral Consequences of Trade Liberalization,” a paper produced in partnership with Rodrigo Soares of Insper.
In the Economic Theory category, FGV won two awards. First place was taken by Professor Humberto Moreira of FGV EPGE for his paper called “Risk Classification in Insurance Markets with Risk and Preference Heterogeneity.” Paula Onuchic, now at New York University, who has an undergraduate degree and master’s from FGV EESP, came second for her paper called “Information Acquisition and Disclosure by a Biased Advisor.”