André Castro

  • Researcher



André Castro is a former Country Economist for IGC Tanzania. 

He currently works in Bonn, Germany, for the GIZ (German Development Cooperation) as a Consultant in the sector project "Sustainable Economic Policy and Socio-Ecological Transformation of the Economy".

He is a development economist with experience in quantitative evaluation and qualitative analysis of public policies related to public financial management and international trade. Prior to working for the IGC, André worked as an Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Fellow at the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development of Uganda, dealing with tax and fiscal policy. He has also worked as a competitive intelligence analyst at a medium-sized IT firm in São Paulo, Brazil.

André completed in 2023 a PhD in Development and Agricultural Economics at the University of Bonn (ZEF, Center for Development Research). He further holds a Master’s in Globalisation and Development focused on international development economics from the University of Manchester, a Graduate Diploma in Economics from Birkbeck, University of London, and a BA in Economics from the University of São Paulo. His research interests include agricultural economics, industrial policy, international politics, and international trade.