Laura Carvalho is an Assistant Professor at the Sao Paulo School of Economics (FGV) in Brazil, where she currently teaches and researches topics in macroeconomics and economic development. Her work has included theoretical and empirical models of the impact of income distribution, the industrial structure, current account imbalances, and macroeconomic policies on economic growth. Laura holds a PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York (2012), and master and bachelor degrees in Economics from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2008). She previously worked as a research assistant at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis between 2009 and 2011.

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YSI North America Convening

YSI Event Regional Convening YSI | Feb 22–24, 2019

On February 22-24, 2019, the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) will host its North America Convening in Los Angeles.

Beyond Representative-Agent Macroeconomics

Video | Jan 3, 2014

Corrado DiGuilmi and Laura Carvalho, grantees of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, have individually been exploring two possible alternative analytical entry points: mean field methods from physics and stock flow consistent modeling from accounting. The idea behind their grant is to work together to combine these two approaches, the first bottom-up and the second top-down.