Rafael Ferreira

Rafael Ferreira

Assistant Professor of Economics

University of São Paulo (FEA-USP)

Research Interests

  • Empirical Corporate Finance
  • Law and Finance
  • Labor Economics
  • Applied Micro


Publications and Working Papers

The Labor Effects of Pro-labor Bias in Bankruptcy. NBER Working Paper 28640. April 2021. (with Aloisio Araujo, Spyridon Lagaras, Flavio Moraes, Jacopo Ponticelli and Margarita Tsoutsoura).

Labor Courts, Job Search and Employment: Evidence from a Labor Reform in Brazil (with Raphael Corbi, Renata Narita and Danilo Souza). Draft coming soon.

Female Judges and In-group Bias in Labor Courts (with Raphael Corbi, Jaqueline Oliveira and Danilo Souza). Submitted.

The Brazilian bankruptcy law experience (with Aloisio Araujo and Bruno Funchal). Journal of Corporate Finance, Volume 18, Issue 4, 2012.

Bankruptcy Laws and Collateral Regulation: Reflections after the Crisis (with Aloisio Araujo and Bruno Funchal). In: Edward L. Glaeser, Tano Santos and E. Glen Weyl. (Org.). After the Flood: How the Great Recession Changed Economic Thought. University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Work in Progress

Bankruptcy design and frictions in Brazil (with José Matheus Andrade).

Court Congestion and Bankruptcy Resolution (with Flavio Moraes and Aloisio Araujo).



  • Microeconomics I
  • Microeconomics II
  • Economics of Information and Corporate Governance


  • Microeconomics I

  • Microeconomics IV