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Scholarly Interest Report
Flavio Cunha
Professor of Economics
  • M.S. Economics (2000) Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro
  • Ph.D. Economics (2007) University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Primary Department
   Department of Economics
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Research Areas
 Labor economics; Economics of Human Capital Formation;
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles

Esteban Puentes, Fan Wang, Jere Behrman, and Flavio Cunha "Early Life Height and Weight Production Functions with Endogenous Energy and Protein Inputs." Economics and Human Biology, ForthcomingIn Press


Flavio Cunha James J. Heckman "Decomposing Trends in Inequality in Earnings into Forecastable and Uncertain Components." Journal of Labor Economics, Forthcoming


Cunha, Flavio. Subjective Rationality, Parenting Styles, and Investments in Children. In P. Amato, A. Booth, S. McHale, & J. Van Hook (Eds.), Diverging destinies: Families in an era of increasing inequality, Chapter 2, pp. 45-55, 2014, New York: Springer.

 Seminar Speaker

"University of Wisconsin; McMaster University; Brown University; Johns Hopkins University; UCL (twice); Toulouse University; NOVA School of Business; University of Chicago (three times); Bonn University; Georgetown University.



"(a) UCL - London: July/2015, October 2015

(b) University of Chicago: August/2015, July/2015

(c) UC Irvine: December/2015

(d) Washington, St. Louis (November/2015)

(e) Georgetown University (November/2015)


Editorial Positions
 Associate Editor, Journal of Human Capital. University of Chicago Press. (2014 - 2014)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Frisch Medal Award, Econometrica Society (Aug/25/2014)