Eduardo Mello


Eduardo Mello is an assistant professor of politics and international relations at Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil. He is currently Head of the Undergraduate Program at the School of International Relations. His research interests include governance, poverty reduction, the political economy of education, clientelism, the provision of public goods, and political corruption. Dr. Mello is currently working on a large-scale research project on the political and economic factors driving levels of political corruption in new democracies. He received his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.

Research projects:

  • The Use of Expertise in Public Policy in Brazil
  • Randomized impact evaluation of a CBT-based intervention (Sagaz) with at-risk youth in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Deforestation as Inefficient Redistribution
  • Political Trust and Voting Behaviour in Brazil

To schedule supervision meetings, click here (for undergraduate and graduate supervises only).