Filipe Lage de Sousa is Senior Economic Policy Analyst at ITIF. He is also a lecturer of economics at the Master’s Degree in Applied Economics of John Hopkins University and a professor of economics at the Fluminense Federal University (Brazil).
He has more than 20 years of experience in economic development, most of them working at the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES). Since 2013, he has been working as an independent consultant and he has already provided his services to the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Japan International Cooperation Agency, Global Development Network, Partnership for Economic Policy, Getulio Vargas Foundation and others.
He holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics with a specialization in applied microeconometrics. His area of expertise focuses on private sector development, including productivity, innovation, and trade, in which he has published extensively in peer-review journals, books, op-eds, and blogs.