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Yamada Nakaguma, Marcos


University of Sao Paulo, Brazil


Max Weber alumnus

Department of Economics

Cohort(s): 2012/2013

Ph.D. Institution

Columbia University, United States


I am an applied micro theorist with interests in political economy and organizational economics.
My research tries to understand the main factors that determine and shape the emergence of specific political institutions and organizations.
My dissertation studies the key elements that influence the preferences of citizens over political regimes by focusing on the case of Brazil, where a referendum in 1993 allowed the population to choose between a presidential and a parliamentary system. My research also examines the relationship between political transparency and checks and balances and the effect of transparency on committee decision making.
Prior to joining the European University Institute as a Max Weber Fellow, I was a Ph.D. student at Columbia University, where I worked under the supervision of Prof. Massimo Morelli.
I have experience in teaching econometrics, political economy and game theory. I also hold a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Sao Paulo and a J.D. from PUC-Sao Paulo.
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