André Castro is a former Country Economist for IGC Tanzania. He is now pursuing a doctoral degree in Development Economics at the University of Bonn (ZEF, Center for Development Research).
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 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.