Vitor Pereira is a PhD candidate in Economics at PUC-Rio. His research focuses on the economics in education and impact evaluation of public policies. He is currently investigating the role of family income and cash incentives on drop out rates among disadvantage youth. He is also studying the consequences of teacher merit pay on teacher labor supply and the impact of a community based preschool program on children’s human capital accumulation in rural Mozambique. Prior to joining the PhD program in PUC-Rio, Vitor worked as a consultant for the World Bank and as senior credit analyst at Bank Itau. He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from University of Maryland and from PUC-Rio, and a Bachelor Degree in Economics from PUC-Rio.