Pedro Costa

Research Fellow


  • Short CV

    • Since 2022: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies; DFG-funded project Latin American Courts Going Public
    • 2017 - 2022: Ph.D. in Political Science by the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brazil

    • 2018 - 2022: Doctoral Researcher at the GIGA Doctoral Programme, sponsored by the DAAD Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees
    • 2019-2020: Lecturer at the University of Hamburg

    • Since 2015: Associate at the DOXA Laboratory for Electoral Studies, Political Communication and Public Opinion, State University of Rio de Janeiro (IESP-UERJ)
    • Education: Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ); B.A. in Social Sciences at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ); Teaching Degree in Social Sciences at the University Candido Mendes

    Current Research

    • Social policies

    • Poverty and welfare

    • Comparative political institutions

    • Legislative powers in Latin America

    • New democracies

    Countries and Regions

    • Brazil

    • Mexico

    • Latin America


    Dissertation

    • The Overlooked Role of the Brazilian Congress in Shaping the Bolsa Família Program: A New Approach to the Policy-making of Conditional Cash Transfers

    Chapter in edited Volume | 2019

    Qual o futuro do Bolsa Família?

    Pedro Costa

    Research Fellow

    Congress annals, 41st Congress of the National Association of Postgraduate and Research in Social Sciences (ANPOCS), Caxambu, Brazil | 2017

    A contribuição do Fome Zero na consolidação da política brasileira de segurança alimentar

    Pedro Costa

    Research Fellow

    Congress annuals, 9th Congress of the Latin-American Political Science Association (ALACIP), Montevideo, Uruguay | 2017

    A redução da fome e o programa Bolsa Família: desenvolvendo um modelo de estimação do impacto da transferência de renda sobre a insegurança alimentar

    Pedro Costa

    Research Fellow

    Speaker | 02/08/2019

    Political Coalitions and Social Policy Design: The Overlooked Role of the Brazilian Congress in Shaping the Bolsa Família Program

    Conference 02/08/2019

    Pedro Costa

    Research Fellow

    Speaker | 23/10/2017

    A contribuição do Fome Zero na consolidação da política brasileira de segurança alimentar

    Conference 23/10/2017

    Pedro Costa

    Research Fellow

    Speaker | 26/07/2017

    A redução da fome e o programa Bolsa Família: desenvolvendo um modelo de estimação do impacto da transferência de renda sobre a insegurança alimentar

    Conference 26/07/2017

    Pedro Costa

    Research Fellow

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