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Research Interests

Macroeconomics, Growth, Economic Development.


Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research expertise is Macroeconomics, Economic Growth and Development. His research has appeared in leading academic journals, such as the Journal of Monetary Economics, Review of Economic Statistics, European Economic Review and the Journal of the European Economic Association. He is currently the managing editor of the BE Journal in Macroeconomics.

Recent Publications

Published Papers

Cavalcanti, T. V. D. On the determinants of slum formation, (2018) Economic Journal
Cavalcanti, T.V.D., Giannitsarou, C. and Johnson, C.R. Network cohesion, (2017) Economic Theory
Cavalcanti, T.V.D and Vaz, P.H. Access to long-term credit and productivity of small and medium firms: a causal evidence, (2017) Economics Letters
Cavalcanti, T.V.D. and Giannitsarou, C. Growth and human capital:a network approach, (2017) Economic Journal
Cavalcanti, T.V.D., Giannitsarou, C. and Johnson, C.R. Network cohesion, (2016) Economic Theory

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Cavalcanti, T. V. D., Da Mata, D. and Toscani, F. Winning the Oil Lottery: The Impact of Natural Resource Extraction on Growth, (2014) CWPE1455
Cavalcanti, T. V. D., Mohaddes, K. and Raissi, M. Commodity Price Volatility and the Sources of Growth, (2011) CWPE1112

Chapter in Book

Calvacanti, T.V.D and Jalles, J.T. Oil shocks in Brazil and in the United States, (2010) in the book: Energy, bio fuels and development: comparing Brazil and the United States - Routledge
Cavalcanti, T.V.D, Guimaraes, J.F. and Nogueira, J.R. Is there any difference in well-being between American and Brazilian college students?, (2010) in the book: Economic development in Latin America: essays in honor of Werner Baer - Palgrave Macmillan

Recent Activities

Dr. Cavalcanti appointed to the Economic Journal's board as Associate Editor - Publication Date: 2017-10-11
Dr. Tiago Cavalcanti been invited to be an Associate Editor for the Economic Journal.

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

Credit Policies, Entrepreneurship and Development: Theory and Empirical Evidence on Brazil, Cavalcanti, T.V.D (JHLA)
Oil, Growth and Misallocation: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment and Establishments Level Data, Cavalcanti, T.V.D (JHLO) Research Output
Gray Zones: On the Causes and Consequences of Slums, Cavalcanti, T.V.D (JHOB)
How Important are Religious Organisations as Insurance?, Iyer, S., Cavalcanti, T.V.D and Rauh, C. (JHOT)

Press Articles

Interview to BBC on Bolsa Família

VoxEU analysis on The Output Costs of Gender Discrimination

Opinion Articles:

Será o fim do capitalismo? Nordeste Econômico, Maio 2009, Recife-PE, Brazil

Lucro dos bancos, Jornal do Comércio, March 2008, Recife-PE, Brazil

E se a conjuntura mundial fosse pior..., Nordeste Econômico, July 2007, Recife-PE, Brazil

As Universidades Públicas, Jornal do Comércio, January 2006, Recife-PE, Brazil


PIIB Paper 2 - Michaelmas - Economic Growth
PIIB Paper 6 - Lent - Business Cycle Theory
PIIB Paper 6 - Michaelmas - Credit and Financial Development
MPhil R200 - Advanced Macroeconomics

PhD Students


Richard (Mutian) Hou
PhD Title: Wealth Inequality and Economic Stagnation
Research: Wealth inequality and Economic Development, Resource Misallocation, Macroeconomic Theory
Lidia Smitkova
PhD Title: Effects of trade on de-industrialization
Zeina Hasna
PhD Title:


Margit Reischer
PhD Title: The Granularity of GDP Forecasts in Theory and Practice. Lessons from Multisector Growth Models

Dr Tiago Cavalcanti

University Senior Lecturer

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CV: Curriculum Vitae

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