Full Professor at the Department of Political Science of the University of São Paulo, Director of the Center for Metropolitan Studies and editor of the Brazilian Political Science Review. Former vice-provost for research at the University of São Paulo, Graduated at Curso de Ciências Sociais from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, master on Political Science from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1990) and Phd at Social Sciences from Universidade Estadual de Campinas. Visiting researcher at the Department of Political Science of MIT on 2000-2001 and at the Department of Political and Social Science at the European University Institute (2009-2010). Research on the following subjects: inequality, federalism, decentralization, social policies and welfare state.
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