Laura Barros

Laura Barros is a member of the Research Training Group 1723 “Globalization and Development” and is associated to the chair of Development Economics under the supervision of Professor Stephan Klasen. She holds a Master degree in Economics from Heidelberg University and a Bachelor degree in Economics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Her research interests comprise development economics, gender and applied microeconometrics.

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


  • Development Economics
  • Gender
  • Applied Microeconometrics

    • 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.


    • STATA
    • R
    • QGIS
    • LaTeX


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


    • 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


    Barros, L. , M. Santos Silva (2019) #EleNão: Economic crisis, the political gender gap, and the election of Bolsonaro , Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research, Discussion Paper No. 242.
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