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 Judicial Bias in Bankruptcy. Revise and Resubmit, Review of Financial Studies. (with Aloisio Araujo, Spyridon Lagaras, Flavio Moraes, Jacopo Ponticelli and Margarita Tsoutsoura). Updated on May 2022. Previous version: NBER Working 28640 Paper.

Labor Courts, Job Search and Employment: Evidence from a Labor Reform in Brazil (with Raphael Corbi, Renata Narita and Danilo Souza). Updated on May 2022. Media coverage: Valor Econômico, CNN Brasil and BBC Brasil.

Female Judges and In-group Bias in Labor Courts (with Raphael Corbi, Jaqueline Oliveira and Danilo Souza). Economics Bulletin, Volume 41, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 1313-1321.

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