André Castro

André Castro 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 public financial management, tax policy, industrial policy and international trade

Content by André Castro
  • Blog post

    The trade and industrialisation nexus: A pathway for development

    There is no single country that has managed to reach a high-income level without first undergoing an industrialisation process. Even the few exceptions of rich countries with a large natural resource base, such as Canada and Australia, built a strong and relatively diversified industrial park. Perhaps the main question is what kind of industrialisation process the current...

    14 Jan 2019 | André Castro

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    Industrial policies in the Tanzanian agro-processing industry: Challenges and policy responses

    Industrialisation is critical for job creation, income generation and sustainable long-run development. Tanzania will need to transform its economy in order to increase value addition in its export basket, tap into global value chains (GVCs) and, ultimately, provide its citizens with a better life. Industrial policy is an important but very delicate area of public policy...

    3 Jan 2019 | Samuel Mwita Wangwe, Francesca Guadagno, André Castro

  • Blog post

    Is GDP an adequate measure of development?

    An increasing GDP is often seen as a measure of welfare and economic success. However, it fails to account for the multi-dimensional nature of development or the inherent short-comings of capitalism, which tends to concentrate income and, thus, power. In this blog post, André Castro and Manish Prasad, make a case for using alternate measures of development such as the...

    17 Oct 2018 | Manish Kumar Prasad, André Castro