Ricardo Dahis

Assistant Professor, PUC-Rio

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Teaching and Advising

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Bio

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at PUC-Rio.

My research interests lie at the intersection of Development, Politics, and Environmental Economics. I connect theory-driven questions to granular data and natural experiments to learn about the process of development in low- and middle-income countries.

I have co-founded Base dos Dados, a nonprofit start-up with the mission to make access to high-quality data universal in Brazil. We build tools such as a search engine and a public datalake to facilitate data work for academics, journalists, policy makers, companies, and developers.

Curriculum Vitae, Lattes, Github

Social Media: Twitter, LinkedIn

Academic Networks: Google Scholar, SSRN, ORCID.


Contact

Email: rdahis@econ.puc-rio.br

Address: PUC-Rio. Rua Marquês de São Vicente 225, 2º andar, Departamento de Economia. Rio de Janeiro, RJ - 22541-041, Brazil


Teaching and Advising

Teaching: ECON 2201: Grad Development Economics

Office Hours: Zoom appointments booked online on Tuesdays 5:30-7pm BRT. If these options don’t work for you, please email me to set up a meeting.


Working Papers

Selecting Top Bureaucrats: Admission Exams and Performance in Brazil

(with Laura Schiavon Thiago Scot )

R&R Review of Economics and Statistics

June 2021

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Cutting Special Interests by the Roots: Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon

(with Arthur Bragança )

R&R Journal of Public Economics

July 2021

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Development via Administrative Redistricting: Evidence from Brazil

(with Christiane Szerman )

May 2021

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BBC Brasil

Changing Racial Identity in the United States, 1880-1940

(with Emily Nix Nancy Qian )

Under Review

June 2020

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The Weeds (40:45)

Kellogg Insight

The Impact of 3G Mobile Internet on Educational Outcomes in Brazil

(with Pedro Bessone Lisa Ho )

Under Review

April 2021

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Value of a Statistical Life Under Large Mortality Risk Change: Theory and an Application to COVID-19

(with Diego Cardoso )

Submitted

August 2020

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CNN Brasil

Instituto Mercado Popular


Work in Progress

Promotions, Performance, and Diversity in the Brazilian Judiciary

(with Laura Schiavon Thiago Scot )

Killing the Forest: Assassinations and Deforestation in Brazil

(with Mariana Carvalho Thiago Ventura )

Family Concentration in Public and Private Organizations

Genocide and the Demand for Formal Institutions: Evidence from the Legacy of the Khmer Rouge

(with Dennis Egger Joris Mueller )

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Other Writing

Advice for Academic Research

March 2021

Ideology: A Nine-Dimensional Label

September 2020

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The Belief Cloud: Framework and Applications

May 2020

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On Randomness and Probability

May 2019

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Is Economics a Science? Not Yet

February 2018

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Code

Cleaning the Relação Anual de Informações Sociais (RAIS) dataset on Stata, 1985-2018

Github Repository

Template for Empirical Papers

This folder provides an all-encompassing working structure for empirical papers. It organizes every step of the process: merging and cleaning (several) data sets, performing analyses (tables, figures, regressions), writing the article itself and also presentations.

Github Repository


Personal

Ice Cream Map: Mapping and reviewing ice cream spots worldwide, one at a time.