University of Chicago, Department of Economics
Rodrigo R. A. Pinto is post-doctoral scholar at the Economics Department of the University of Chicago. Mr. Pinto was a Fulbright Scholar (2004-2009). Working with Dr. James Heckman, he has published a series of papers on the economics of human capital accumulation of early childhood interventions and policy evaluations. His research focuses on modeling, inference, cost-benefit analysis, external validity and treatment effect estimation of social experiments. Among the experiments he has analyzed are the Perry Preschool Intervention, High/Scope Curriculm Comparison Study, Abecedarian Project, Nurse-Family Partnership, Moving to Opportunity, Fast Track, Head Start, Jamican Project and Primeira Infancia Melhor (in Brazil). In the past, he has served as a researcher for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).
Pinto is a frequent speaker on human capital accumulation on early childhood. He holds a MS in Economics from the Fundacao Getulio Vargas (EPGE), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and a BA in Engineering from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Sao Paulo, Brazil.