About me

I am an economist and research fellow at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) and my research mainly deals with education economics, intergeneration mobility and income inequality in developing countries.

Tharcisio Leone is currently a PhD candidate in Economics at the Free University of Berlin (FU-Berlin). He completed a Master’s degree in Public Economics (FU-Berlin), and Bachelor’s degrees in Economics (University of Hanover) and Foreign Trade (Centre Eurípedes of Marília).

In the course of his research, he has been a visiting researcher at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (Switzerland), at the University of São Paulo (Brazil) and at the University of Pretoria (South Africa).

Already during these studies, he has absolved internships in the area of inequalities and sustainable development at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and at the Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations in New York.

For additional information please see my academic curriculum vitae, Google Scholar profile and Researchgate.