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About Matheus

Matheus Assunção works as a Research and Policy Officer at the Government Outcomes Lab (GO Lab) in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). Matheus helps the partners to build capacity in the co-design and co-production of practical tools and insights that can improve public policy outcomes across a broad range of themes.

Matheus holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Brasília (UnB) and a Master's degree in Economic Theory from the University of São Paulo (USP) with a season as a Visiting Student Research Collaborator at Princeton University.  

Before joining the GO Lab, Matheus worked on research and development projects in public policies in the Brazilian Federal District Government, the Ministry of Education in Brazil, the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).

Assunção, M., & Estevan, F. (2022). Do voters reward politicians for education expenditures?. Revista Brasileira de Economia, 76, 10-29.

Loureiro, A, Rodrigues Da Cruz, Boari, L., Assunção, M., Cardoso, T. (2021). Technical Assistance for Local Governments to Improve Education Outcomes: An Implementation Guide Inspired by the Case of Ceará, Brazil. World Bank

Rodrigues Da Cruz Boari, Louisee; Assunção, Matheus; Loureiro, Andre. (2022) Supporting Subnational Governments to Improve Foundational Learning : How to Do it and What it will Cost - Learning with the State of Ceara in Brazil (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank.