Brais Pereira
Brais Pereira
Junior Researcher
NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center

Brais Álvarez Pereira is an Economist with nine years of professional experience, a strong interest in the developing Portuguese-speaking world and a successful publication track record. He is specialized in private sector, financial inclusion, and agricultural development in low-income countries and is currently the Principal Investigator for four large-scale randomized controlled trials in Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau. Brais has worked as a –senior– consultant for UNDP and other UN agencies, including the World Bank, the IMF, the ILO and UNDRR.

2017 - Ph.D. in Economics – European University Institute

2012 - M.Res. in Economics – European University Institute

2011 - M.Sc. in Economics – London School of Economics

2010 - B.Sc. in Maths, Statistics and Economics – University of Strathclyde

Economics,  Development, Experiments, Low-income countries, Guinea-Bissau

  • Ferreira, Eva, Orbe, Susan, Ascorbebeitia, Jone, Álvarez-Pereira, Brais, Estrada, Ernesto (2021). Loss of structural balance in stock markets. Scientific Reports, 11 (1).
  • Gräbner, Claudius, Bale, Catherine S.E., Furtado, Bernardo Alves, Alvarez Pereira, Brais, Gentile, James E., Henderson, Heath, Lipari, Francesca (2019). Getting the best of both worlds? Developing complementary equation-based and agent-based models. Computational Economics, 53 (2), 763-782.
  • Álvarez Pereira, Brais, Portos, Martín, Vourdas, John (2018). Waving goodbye? The determinants of autonomism and secessionism in Western Europe. Regional Studies, 52 (2), 197-211.