January 1, 1907 | By Piali Roy |
Eduardo Souza-Rodrigues is an assistant professor of Economics at the
University of Toronto since 2013. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in
Economics at Yale University in 2012. After that, he became a post-doc
fellow at Harvard University for one year.
Eduardo Souza-Rodrigues’ research agenda lies at the intersection of
Environmental Economics and Industrial Organization, with an emphasis
on Structural Dynamic Models (i.e., on models in which economic
agents are forward looking). His research focuses on problems related
to tropical deforestation, especially on the Amazon rainforest, and on
the performance of existing and yet-to-be-implemented conservation
policies. Evaluating yet-to-be-implemented policies necessarily
involves counterfactual analysis based on economic behavioral models.
Eduardo’s second research area is dedicated to the questions of when,
and under what conditions, counterfactual predictions are identified
in structural dynamic models (which have been extensively used in