Bruno Witzel de Souza

Contact

E-Mail gwdg: bwitzel1@gwdg.de
E-Mail private: bruno.witzel@gmail.com


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Projects

  • Research associate of the RTG 1723 - "Globalization and Development"
    Focus on the research field of "Inequality and globalization.Research project for PhD thesis based on the accumulation of human capital in the long-run and the historical determinants of educational decisions, with focus on international migration.

  • Researcher of the Historical Household Budgets' Initiative
    Research on historical budgets to foster our comprehension of microeconomic decisions and household resources' allocation in the long-run. Main focus on poverty and inequality based on micro-historical data.

  • Joint Coordinator of the "Grupo Davatz-Sangbaul", in Brazil
    Group formed by young scholars to foster research and outreach activities (especially in cultural diplomacy) in the field of international relations among German-speaking countries and Brazil, with focus on the state of São Paulo.



Teaching (in Göttingen)

  • WiSe 2013/2014: Tutorial Econometrics I
  • WiSe 2015/2016: Tutorial Advanced Microeconomics
  • SoSe 2016: Tutorial Development Economics II
  • WiSe 2016/17: Tutorial Advanced Microeconomics


Supervisors

  • 1st supervisor: Prof. h. c. Stephan Klasen, PhD (University of Goettingen)
  • 2nd supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jan Luiten van Zanden (University of Utrecht)
  • 3rd supervisor: Prof. Dr. Holger Strulik (University of Goettingen)

  • Previous Work Experiences

    • 2014-2015: National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) - Assistant researcher of Prof. Dr. Aldo Musacchio and Diego Comin.
    • 2012: University of São Paulo - Assistant researcher of Prof. Dr. Dante Aldrighi and Prof. Dr. Renato Perim Colistete in the UNIDO Project "The Untold Story: Industrial Structural Change for Poverty Reduction: The Case of BRICS".
    • 2012: University of São Paulo: Tutorial World Economic History I.
    • 2010-2011: Journal Estudos Econômicos - Technical assistant of the editorial board.



    Publications

    Academic

      Peer-reviewed journal:
    • WITZEL-SOUZA, B. G.. Imigração Alemã e Mercado de Trabalho na Cafeicultura Paulista: Um Estudo Quantitativo dos Contratos de Parceria. História Econômica & História de Empresas, v. XV, p. 81-110, 2012.Link
    • WITZEL-SOUZA, B. G.."Immigration and the Path-Dependence of Education: The Case of German-speakers in São Paulo, Brazil." (2018). Economic History Review, Vol.71, Issue 2 Link

      • Conference's booklet
      • Complete article in conference's booklet: FALEIROS, R. N.; WITZEL-SOUZA, B. G.. O Sistema de Parceria e a Formação do Mercado de Trabalho Livre no Brasil: Aspectos Inerciais (1840-1930). In: CLADHE III - 3. Congresso Latino-americano de História Econômica ; XIII Jornadas de História Econômica - Simpósio 05, 2012, San Carlos de Bariloche. Link
      • Extended abstract in conference's booklet WITZEL-SOUZA, B. G.. The Historical Dependence of Education: Implications for Sustainable Development from a Study for São Paulo, Brazil (1840-¬2010). In: 7th German-Brazilian Symposium for Sustainable Development, 2015, Heidelberg. Book of Abstracts of the 7th German-Brazilian Symposium, 2015 Link



      Working Papers

      • WITZEL-SOUZA, B. G.. “Immigration Policies, Nationalities, and Occupational Sorting: New Evidence from the Age of Mass Migration in Sao Paulo, Brazil”. Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research (IAI) Discussion Papers (forthcoming).
      • WITZEL-SOUZA, B. G.. “The Rationale of Sharecropping: Brazilian Coffee Planters and German-speaking Bonded Laborers in the Transition from Slavery (1830-1880)”. Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research (IAI) Discussion Papers (forthcoming).
      • WITZEL-SOUZA, B. G. and Gardenal, L. A. S. “Households’ labor income, credit, and expenditure in a Brazilian plantation (Ibicaba, 1890-1950). Current under evaluation for the Working Paper Series of the Historical Household Budget Project.
      • WITZEL-SOUZA, B. G.. Immigration and the Path-Dependence of Education: The Case of German-speakers in São Paulo, Brazil. Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research (IAI) Discussion Papers. N. 234 Link
      • WITZEL-SOUZA, B. G.. Subsidies to the History of the German-Speaking Immigration to the Province/State of São Paulo, Brazil (1840-1920). Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research (IAI) Discussion Papers. N. 233. Link


      Outreach articles (available upon request)

      • WITZEL-SOUZA, B. G.. The Challenge of International Migration: What A Historical Example Can Teach Us?. Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune: Veritas 201/2017.
      • WITZEL-SOUZA, B. G.. A Vocação Internacional de Rio Claro no Interior Paulista. Revista do Arquivo Público e Histórico do Município de Rio Claro, N. 15, , v. 15, 06 jun. 2015.
      • WITZEL-SOUZA, B. G.. Construindo 'Sangbaul': Influências Socioeconômicas e Culturais dos Germânicos em Rio Claro. Revista do Arquivo Público e Histórico do Município de Rio Claro, N. 12, , v. 12, 07 dez. 2013.
      • WITZEL-SOUZA, B. G.. 'Salve, Salve, Oh Santa Liberdade!' - Imigração Germânica no Interior Paulista. Revista do Arquivo Público e Histórico do Município de Rio Claro, N. 11, Rio Claro - SP, p. 11 - 15, 07 jun. 201