Laura Carvalho is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of São Paulo. She completed a PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research in 2012. Her research focuses on topics in macroeconomics and development economics, and particularly on the relationship between economic growth and income distribution. Besides publishing academic papers on the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Review of Keynesian Economics and Metroeconomica, Laura acted as a weekly columnist for Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo between 2015 and 2019. She is also the author of the best-selling book “Valsa Brasileira: do boom ao caos econômico” on the rise and fall of the Brazilian economy, published in Brazil in 2018.

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Debt Talks Episode 1: The Secular Rise of Debt

moderated by Moritz Schularick with Laura Carvalho, Matthew C. Klein, and Amir Sufi | 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT

Event Webinar | Hosted by Private Debt | Jul 21, 2020

A webinar panel discussion moderated by INET Fellow Moritz Schularick, with Laura Carvalho, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of São Paulo, Matthew C. Klein, Economics Commentator at Barron’s, and Amir Sufi, Bruce Lindsay Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

YSI North America Convening

YSI Event Regional Convening YSI | Feb 22–24, 2019

On February 22-24, 2019, the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) will host its North America Convening in Los Angeles.

Beyond Representative-Agent Macroeconomics

Video | Jan 3, 2014

Corrado DiGuilmi and Laura Carvalho, grantees of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, have individually been exploring two possible alternative analytical entry points: mean field methods from physics and stock flow consistent modeling from accounting. The idea behind their grant is to work together to combine these two approaches, the first bottom-up and the second top-down.