I am a Professor of the School of International Relations at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Sao Paulo. I hold a Ph.D. from the University of Sao Paulo, and I am a sixth year Ph.D. Candidate at the Wilf Family Department of Politics, New York University. My work concentrates on the fields of Comparative Political Economy and International Politics, investigating how institutional design affects incentives and welfare.

In my recent working papers, I study how electoral systems and competition affects corruption, how clientelism influences welfare in Brazilian municipalities, and how international institutions affect the rogue state’s deterrence. Here you find information about my recent work.

I am currently designing an experiment to measure how incentives impact health care providers in Brazil.


Brazilian Address:

School of International Relations – FGV

Av Paulista 1471, 1st Floor

Sao Paulo, SP – Brazil – 01311-927

US Address:

The Wilf Family Department of Politics – NYU

19 West 4th Street, 2nd Floor.

New York, NY, USA – 10012

Office Hours: Mondays, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, or by appointment.

Email: umberto.mignozzetti [at] fgv.brumberto.mig [at] nyu.edu