Leo Feler is an assistant professor in international economics at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He started in the Graduate Program in Development during his second year of the PhD at Brown. The GPD provided him with a summer research grant so that he could travel to Brazil and collect data, which he ultimately used for his job market paper. His research has mainly focused on inequality, migration, and state intervention in Brazil, and he is currently working on a project involving the impacts of foreign aid on economic growth, depending on a country’s fractionalization and quality of institutions. He completed his PhD in Economics at Brown in May 2010.


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