Claudio Ferraz is the Itaú-Unibanco Associate Professor of Economics at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and a research affiliate of BREAD, E-GAP and JPAL. He is the Co-director of the LACEA Political Economy Network and has been a vising professor at MIT and Stanford. His areas of interest are development, political economy and public economics. In particular, his research focuses on governance and accountability in developing countries and its consequences for politics and public service delivery. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.