Rodrigo Adão’s primary field of research interest is international trade, with a focus on the effect of globalization on welfare and inequality. His prior work has examined the intersection of labor markets and macroeconomic forces at an international scale.
His findings have been published in the American Economic Review. Additionally, he serves as a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and as an associate editor of the Journal of International Economics.
Adão earned a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as a BA and MA in economics from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Previously, he was a research scholar at the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics at the University of Chicago and an Institute of Education Sciences research fellow at Princeton University. He was also a featured speaker on the 2016 Review of Economic Studies Tour.