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Rodrigo Adao’s primary field of interest is international trade, and the focus of his research is the effect of globalization on welfare and inequality. His research has been published in the American Economic Review and The Quarterly Journal of Economics. Additionally, he serves as Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and as associate editor in the Journal of International Economics.

Adao earned a PhD in economics from MIT, as well as a BA and MA in economics from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).

Prior to joining Booth, he was a research scholar at the Becker-Friedman Institute and an IES Research Fellow at Princeton University. Adao was also a featured speaker on the Review of Economic Studies Tour.

Academic Areas

  • Macroeconomics

Working Papers

2023 - 2024 Course Schedule

Number Course Title Quarter
33946 International Macroeconomics and Trade 2023 (Autumn)