Flávio Cunha

Rice University
Associate Professor of Economics

Flávio Cunha is Associate Professor of Economics at Rice University, Research Associate at the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Research Associate at Rede de Economia Aplicada. He is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Human Capital. 

Cunha’s areas of expertise are labor economics with a special emphasis on the economics of education. He was recently awarded the Econometric Society's Frisch Medal for "Estimating the Technology of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skill Formation," a paper published in Econometrica that he wrote with James Heckman and Susanne M. Schennach.

He received his M.Sc. in Economics from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.

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