About

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Mauricio Soares Bugarin is full professor at the Economics Department of the University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997 and is currently Leader of the Economics and Politics Research Group at the University of Brasilia. From 2006 to 2011 he was full professor of Economics at Insper Institute, São Paulo, Brazil, where he served as the director of undergraduate studies in Economics and created the joint degree program in Economics and Business Administration.

Prof. Bugarin is a research fellow of the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq) and served as a member of the Standing Committee of the Latin American Chapter of the Econometric Society from 2007 to 2011. His research focusses on policy-oriented issues with emphasis on Brazilian public sector problems. He has produced numerous research articles published in peer reviewed journals, including the Journal of Mathematical Economics, Oxford Academic Papers, Public Choice, Social Choice and Welfare and the Journal of Applied Economics; a book on the control of public expenditure in Brazil published by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation; several academic book chapters; and has received several academic awards including Brazilian National Treasury Secretariat Awards (Public Finance), a National Health Economics Award, the Haralambos Simeonides Prize for the best article in Economics published in a year by a Brazilian author, the 2012 Brazilian National Treasury Secretariat Award, the 2012 Robert D. Cooter ALACDE Award for Scholarship in Law and Economics, the 2013 Edgardo Buscaglia ALADCE Award for Empirical Research in Law and Economics and the 2013 SEAE/Ministry of Finance Award on Economic Regulation.

Prof. Bugarin’s main interests include public economics, public finance and the relationship between economics and politics and Brazil-Japan comparative studies. He recently published the chapter on the relationship between income inequality and the cost of electoral campaigns in Latin America in the book “The Great Gap: the Politics of Inequality and Redistribution in Latin America”, edited by Merike Blofield (University of Miami), Penn State University Press, 2011.

He regularly teaches PhD courses in public economics and positive political economics, game theory and mechanism design and, the economics of incentives and information.

 Highlights:

ANAC 10 ANOS Award. Brazilian National Civil Aviation  Regulatory Agency, 2016.

SOF-Secretary of the Federal Budget/Ministry of Finance Award on Quality of Public Expenditure, 2016.

SOF-Secretary of the Federal Budget/Ministry of Finance Award on Quality of Public Expenditure, Honorary Mention, 2015.

Co-organizer of the International Workshop on Game Theory and Economic Applications, Celebrating the 70th birthday of Marilda Sotomayor, with the presence of John Nash, Jr., Robert Aumann, Eric Maskin and Alvin Roth, USP, São Paulo, 2014 .

SEAE/Ministry of Finance Award on Regulation of Economic Activity, Brazil, 2013.

Edgardo Buscaglia Award for Empirical Research in Law and Economics, ALACDE, 2013.

Visiting Professor, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS), Kobe University, Japan, 2013.

Brazilian Treasury Secretariat Public Finance Award, first place, 2012.

Robert D. Cooter Award for Scholarship in Law and Economics, ALACDE, 2012.

A chapter on the relationship between income inequality and the cost of electoral campaigns in Latin America in the book “The Great Gap: the Politics of Inequality and Redistribution in Latin America”, ed. Blofield, Merike (University of Miami), Penn State University Press, 2011.

Jorge Paulo Lemann Visiting Scholar, University of Illinois, USA, 2010.

Member of the Standing Committee of the Latin American Chapter of the Econometric Society. 2007-2011.

Co-organizer of the First and Second Brazilian Workshops of the Game Theory Society, São Paulo, Brazil, 2002 and 2010.

Winner of the Haralambos Simeonides Prize for the Best Paper in Economics by a Brazilian Author, ANPEC, 2002.

Winner of nine Brazilian Treasury Secretariat Awards in Public Finance, 1999-2013.

Co-editor for Game Theory of the Revista de Estudos Econômicos, Brazil.

Full Professor (Titular) of Economics at UnB (2005) and Insper (2007).

Founder of the Masters Program in Public Economics, ECO/UnB, 1999.

Director of the Research Center in Economics and Finance, CIEF, University of Brasilia, 2011-2012.

Publications at The Journal of Mathematical Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, Public Choice, Social Choice and Welfare, the Journal of Applied Economics.

e-mail: bugarin.mauricio@gmail.com

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