Claudiney Pereira

Clinical Associate Professor
TEMPE Campus


  • PhD  North Carolina State University, 2003
  • MS  University of Brasilia, 1996
  • BA  Federal University of Vi�osa (Brazil), 1991

Research Interests

  • Income Inequality
  • Poverty
  • Latin American Economic Development.


  • “Fiscal Policy, Income Redistribution and Poverty Reduction in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay: An Overview”. In: Latin America Since the Left Turn. Tulia Falleti, Emilio A. Parrado, and Rogers Smith (eds.). Forthcoming. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press (Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism Series.)  With Nora Lustig.

  • "The impact of the tax system and social spending in income redistribution and poverty reduction in Latin America". Hacienda Pública Española/Review of Public Economics, 219(4):117-132, December 2016. With Nora Lustig.
  • “Ethno-Racial Poverty and Inequality in Brazil”. In: Commitment to Equity Handbook, A Guide to Estimating the Impact of Fiscal Policy on Inequality and Poverty, chapter 12. Nora Lustig (ed.). October 2016. Brookings Institution Press.
  • “The Effects of Brazil’s Taxation and Social Spending on the Distribution of Household Income.” Public Finance Review, vol. 42(3). May 2014. With Sean Higgins.
  • "Brazilian retail banking and the 2008 financial crisis: Were the government-controlled banks that important?" Journal of Banking and Finance, vol. 37(7), July 2013. With Luiz F. Maia-Filho.
  • “Impuestos, Transferencias, Desigualdad y Pobreza en Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, México y Perú: Una Síntesis de Resultados,” Perspectivas sobre el Desarrollo: Hacia un mejor Estado en América Latina. F. Álvarez & P. Sanguinetti (eds.) CAF, v10, 2012. With Nora Lustig et. al.

Research Activity

  • “The Impact of the Tax System and Social Spending in Income Redistribution and Poverty Reduction in Latin America.” With Nora Lustig.
  • “Political Economy of Territorial Inequalities in Latin America: Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Mexico.” 2015. With James Robinson et al.
  • “Incidence of Taxes and Social Spending by Race and Ethnicity in Brazil”. With Sean Higgins.
  • “Asymmetric Pass-Through in Brazil: Interest Rates Rise Faster than they Fall.”


Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 394Special Topics
ECN 475Capstone in Economics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 394Special Topics
ECN 475Capstone in Economics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 211Macroeconomic Principles
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 211Macroeconomic Principles
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 313Intermed Macroeconomic Theory
TBX 598Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 211Macroeconomic Principles
ECN 501Statistics for Managers
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 211Macroeconomic Principles
ECN 501Statistics for Managers


2003 Outstanding Teaching Award for Part-Time Instructors (US$500), Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University


Undergraduate Assessment and Undergraduate Honors and Awards, Department of Economics, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. Fall 2014-

Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Economics, Tulane University. 2012-2014.

Work History

Arizona State University: 2014-present Tulane University: 2004-2014 Catholic University of Brasilia (Brazil): 2003-2004


Commitment to Equity, Tulane University. May 2016-July 2016.

Center for Inter-American Policy and Research, Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Tulane University. Commitment to Equity Assessment in Brazil. May 2011-May 2014.

Inter-American Development Bank. “Improving Race and Ethnicity Data Instruments for Policy Analysis and Formulation.” 2012-2014.

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Fiscal Mobility of Middle Classes in Brazil. October 2013-December 2013.

World Bank. “Can Latin America Afford Opportunities for All?”  and “Fiscal Policy, ‘Fiscal Mobility,’ and the Poor.”             Background paper for 2012 flagship report on Latin America and the Caribbean, From Opportunity to Achievement

International Fund for Agricultural Development. “Fiscal Policy, Urban-Rural Inequality and Rural Poverty in Brazil.”         2011-2012.

Industry Positions

Senior Researcher, National Industry Confederation (CNI), Brasilia, Brazil. January 2004-July 2004.