Three EPRG researchers receive the Edgardo Buscaglia ALACDE Award for Empirical Research in Law and Economics

Profs. Bernardo Mueller (EPRG) and Pedro Ferreira (UnB), Mauricio Bugarin (EPRG) and Fernando Meneguin (EPRG) were awarded the Edgardo Buscaglia ALACDE Award for Empirical Research in Law and Economics yesterday, June 18, 2013, at the closing ceremony of the XVII ALACDE Annual Conference, for the papers below.

Mueller & Ferreira, “How Judges Think in the Brazilian Supreme Court: Estimating Ideal Points and Identifying Dimensions” (EPWP 04/2013)

Bugarin and Meneguin, “Incentivos à corrupção e à inação no serviço público: Uma análise de desenho de mecanismos” (EPWP 16/2013)

Profs. Mueller and Ferreira’s article was published last week on June 12, 2013 in our Working Papers Series and professors Bugarin & Meneguin’s article will be published in two weeks, on July 3, 2013 in our series.

The Economics and Politics Research Group community congratulates our award winners on their achievements!

Prof. Paulo Britto, co-lider of the group


About Mauricio Bugarin

Mauricio Soares Bugarin is full professor at the Economics Department of the University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997 and is currently Leader of the Economics and Politics Research Group (CNPq-UnB). From 2006 to 2011 he was full professor of Economics at Insper Institute, São Paulo, Brazil, where he served as the director of undergraduate studies in Economics and created the joint degree program in Economics and Business Administration. Prof. Bugarin is a research fellow of the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq) and served as a member of the Standing Committee of the Latin American Chapter of the Econometric Society from 2007 to 2011. He has produced numerous research articles published in peer reviewed journals, including the Journal of Mathematical Economics, Oxford Academic Papers, Public Choice, and Social Choice and Welfare; a book on the control of public expenditure in Brazil published by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation; several academic book chapters; and has received several academic prizes including Brazilian National Treasure Secretariat Prizes (Public Finance), a National Health Economics Prize, and the Haralambos Simeonides Prize for the best article in Economics published in a year by a Brazilian author. Prof. Bugarin’s main interests include public economics, public finance and the relationship between economics and politics. He regularly teaches PhD courses in game theory and mechanism design, the economics of incentives and information and positive political economics.
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