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Breno Braga
Principal Research Associate
Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population
  • Profile
  • Outside Affiliations
  • Breno Braga is a principal research associate in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute. His research has covered topics such as the effects of childhood exposure to the earned income tax credit on health outcomes and the impact of access to individual development accounts on asset building. His articles have been published in academic journals including the Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, and American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. His work has been cited in many media outlets, including the New York Times, The Atlantic, and Bloomberg. He received a BA in economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, an MA in economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan.

    Braga is a research affiliate at IZA in Bonn, Germany.

    Research Areas
    Wealth and financial well-being
    Climate change, disasters, and community resilience
    Community and economic development
    Asset and debts
    Earned income tax credit
    Immigrants and the economy
    Financial Well-Being Data Hub

    Outside Affiliations
    IZA Institute of Labor Economics
    Research Affiliate

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