Laura Barros

Laura Barros is a PhD candidate at the Chair of International Economic Policy under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Krisztina Kis-Katos. She holds a Master's degree in Economics from Heidelberg University and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Her research interests comprise development economics, gender, political economy, and applied microeconometrics.


  • BA in Economics, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • MSc in Economics, Heidelberg University, Germany

Research interests

  • Development Economics
  • Gender
  • Political Economy
  • Applied Microeconometrics

Previous work experience

  • February 2016 – February 2018: Research Assistant at the Research Center for Distributional Conflict and Globalization at the Chair of International and Development Politics at Heidelberg University.
  • October 2016 – February 2017: Research Assistant for the Public lecture series “The End of Globalization? Understanding Challenges to International Cooperation” at Heidelberg University.
  • March 2012 – July 2015: Fellow at the Tutorial Education Scholarship Program (PET) at the Federal University of Minas Gerais.


  • TA for Empirical Political Economy, WiSe 2021/2022, WiSe 2023/2024
  • TA for Applied Panel Data Econometrics, SoSe 2021, SoSe 2022
  • TA for Migration Economics: Replication Course, SoSe 2022
  • TA for Sustainable Development, Trade and Environmental Economics WiSe 2019/2020, SoSe 2020
  • TA for Introduction to Development Economics SoSe 2019
  • TA for Development Economics IV: Gender, Institutions, and Development WiSe 2018/2019
  • TA for European and Global Trade WiSe 2018/2019


  • Programa de Educação Tutorial (PET) Ministry of Education - Federal Government of Brazil.