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Guilherme Lichand

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 8:30am to 9:50am
Spring 2021

The Impacts of School Closures and Reopening In The Pandemic: Evidence from Brazil (joint with Onicio Leal-Neto, Carlos Alberto Dória, and João Cossi)

About Guilherme Lichand

Guilherme is an Assistant Professor of Economics of Child Well-being and Development at the University of Zurich, and Chairman at CCWD. His research is primarily about why, in developing countries, parents often fail to invest in (and sometimes even destroy) children's human capital. He holds a PhD in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University. Guilherme has been acknowledged by the Schwab Foundation and Folha de São Paulo as Brazil's top-10 social entrepreneur of the year (post-COVID legacy), in 2020, and by MIT Technology Review as Brazil's top social innovator among under-35 entrepreneurs, in 2014. He is also a social innovation specialist at the World Economic Forum Expert Network. Guilherme is a co-founder and chairman at Movva, which powers nudgebots to improve learning outcomes among low-income students across Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.