Juliana Oliveira-Cunha

Juliana Oliveira-Cunha works as Policy Economist for the Cities that Work initiative at the International Growth Centre (IGC), based at the London School of Economics (LSE). The initiative aims to bridge the gap between economic research and policymaking in developing countries by translating robust evidence into clear urban policy guidance. Topics include firms and employment in cities, housing and infrastructure, urban land use, and municipal finance and urban governance.

Previously, Juliana worked as Research Assistant at the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance, contributing to the Growth Programme and the Programme on Innovation and Diffusion, where she continues to contribute to a few research projects. This work has primarily focused on studying firms in the context of the UK’s growth challenge, including the slowdown in productivity growth, firm and labour market impacts of technological change, and growth opportunities associated with the net-zero-emission objective.

Juliana is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She holds an MSc with Distinction in Social and Public Policy from the LSE, and a BSc in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).