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Advanced Introduction to Law and Development (co-authored with Michael Trebilcock), Edward Elgar (2014).

What Makes Poor Countries Poor? Institutional Dimensions of Development (co-authored with Michael Trebilcock), Edward Elgar (2011).


Edited Books

Economic Regulation and Democracy: The American and European Debates [in Portuguese] (co-edited with D. Coutinho, P. Mattos, R. Oliva, and J-P. Rocha), Thomson-Reuters (2017).

The Judiciary and the Regulatory State in Brazil [in Portuguese], FGV, Coleção Acadêmica Livre (2016).

Economic Regulation and Democracy: The European Debate [in Portuguese] (co-edited with D. Coutinho, P. Mattos, R. Oliva, and J-P. Rocha), Singular (2006)

Economic Regulation and Democracy: The American Debate [in Portuguese] (co-edited with D. Coutinho, P. Mattos, R. Oliva, and J-P. Rocha), Ed. 34 (2004)

Law Journal Articles 

“The Dilemmas of the Developmental State: Democracy and Economic Development in Brazil” (coauthored with Mario Schapiro and Diogo Coutinho), Law and Development Review, Vol. 9(2) (2016), pp. 369-410.

Using institutional multiplicity to address corruption as a collective action problem: Lessons from the Brazilian case The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Special Issue: Is there a Brazilian Development 'Model'? Vol. 62 (2016), pp. 56–65.

“The Brazilian Clean Company Act: Using Institutional Multiplicity for Effective Punishment (with Lindsey Carson and Izabela Correa), Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 53(1), 2016.

Brazilian Anti-Corruption Legislation and its Enforcement: Potential Lessons for Institutional Design” (with Lindsey Carson), Journal of Self-Governance and Management Economics, Vol. 4(1) (2016), pp. 34–71.

“Regulatory Cooperation in Latin America: the Case of Mercosur” (with Vladimir Bertrand), Law and Contemporary Problems, Special Issue on Regulatory Cooperation, v. 78 (2015), pp. 205-230.

“Policing Following Political Transitions: A Comparison of the Former Soviet Union, Latin America, and China”, (with Matthew Light and Yuhua Wang), Theoretical Criminology, Special Issue on the former Soviet Union Region,vol. 19 (2) (May 2015), pp. 216-238.

“Process and Pattern in Institutional Reforms: The Police Pacifying Units in Brazil as an Institutional Bypass” (with Graham Denyer Willis), World Development, Vol. 64 (December 2014), pp. 232–242.

“The BRICS Bank’s potential to challenge the field of development cooperation” (with Fernanda Cimini), Law and Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America, Vol. 2 (2014), pp. 147-197.

The Debatable Role of Courts in Brazil’s Health Care System: Does Litigation Harm or Help?”, Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics Vol. 41, n.1 (Symposium: Global Health and the Law), Spring 2013, pp. 124-137.

Police Reform in Violent Democracies in Latin America”, (with M. Trebilcock and P. Hartford) Hague Journal on the Rule of Law Vol. 4, n.2, September 2012, pp. 252-285.

Implementing Independent Regulatory Agencies in Brazil: The Contrasting Experiences in Electricity and Telecommunications”, Regulation & Governance Vol. 6, n. 3, September 2012, pp.300-326.

"How Innovative was the Poupatempo experience in Brazil? Institutional Bypass as a New Form of Institutional Change" (co-authored with Ana Caroline Chasin), Brazilian Political Science Review Vol 5, No 1, 2011, pp. 11-34.

"Obstacles to Convergence in Administrative Law: Lessons and Questions from the Brazilian Experience", Italian Journal of Public Law vol. 1, n.1(1), Nov. 2011, pp. 126-162.

"Flawed Freedom of Association in Brazil: How Unions can become an obstacle to meaningful reforms in the Labour Law System" (Co-authored with Ana Virginia Gomes) Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal, Volume 32, Number 4, Summer 2011, pp. 843-890.

"What is Law and Development?" Revista Argentina de Teoria Juridica vol. 11 Número 1, 2010. (Spanish version)

"The Paradox of Rule of Law Reforms: How Early Reforms Can Create Obstacles To Future Ones", 60 University of Toronto Law Journal, Special Issue on Law, Economics and Public Policy: Essays in Honour of Michael Trebilcock, vol. LX, n.2, Spring 2010, pp. 555-578. (view Abstract)

                Translation in Rev. Sociol. Polit. vol 21, no. 45, 2013. [Portuguese]

"Democracy and its Impact on Nominations for the Supreme Court and Independent Regulatory Agencies" (Co-authored with Claudia Turner), Revista de Direito Administrativo - RDA, n. 250 (Jan/April 2009). [Portuguese]

"Should We Adopt a 'What Works' approach in Law and Development?" in Symposium: The Future of Law and Development, Part I, 104 NW. U. L. Rev. Colloquy 164, 2009, pp. 174 -177.

"Path Dependence, Development and the Dynamics of Institutional Reforms" (co-authored with Michael Trebilcock), University of Toronto Law Journal 59 (3), 2009, pp. 341-380. (earlier version on SSRN)

"Contracts between Independent Regulators and the Executive Branch: Desirable Oversight or Unjustified Political Control?" 6:22 Revista de Direito Publico da Economia 115-139, Abr. /Jun. 2008. [Portuguese]

"The Challenges and Risks of Creating Independent Regulatory Agencies: A Cautionary Tale from Brazil," 41:2 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, March 2008, pp. 435-503.

Book Chapters

"The rule of law from a law and economics perspective", in C. May, A. Winchester and G. Gardner (eds.), Rule of Law Handbook (Edward Elgar, forthcoming)

"Corruption Scandals, the Evolution of Anti-Corruption Institutions, and Their Impact on Brazil’s Economy", in E. Amand and C. Razonni (eds.), Oxford Handbook of the Brazilian Economy, (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

"Assessing The Theory Of Presidential Dominance: Empirical Evidence of The Relationship Between The Executive Branch And Regulatory Agencies" In Brazil, in S. Rose-Ackerman and P. Lindseth (eds.), Comparative Administrative Law (Edward Elgar, 2nd edition, forthcoming).

“Dialogus de Beijing Consensus” (with Michael Dowdle), in WeiTseng Chen (ed.), The Beijing Consensus? How China has Changed Western Ideas of Law and Economic Development (Cambridge University Press, 2017), pp. 15-42.

“Institutional Bypasses in Brazil: Overcoming Ex-Ante Resistance to Institutional Reforms”, in Pedro Rubim Fortes, Law and Policy in Latin America: Transforming Courts, Institutions, and Rights (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), pp. 113-128.

“Access to Justice in Canada: a literature review” [in Portuguese], in Leslie Ferraz (ed.), Access to Justice in Brazil (IPEA/Evocati, 2016), pp. 32-46.

"Economic Regulation and Judicial Review" (with René Urueña), in Juan F. Gonzalez-Bertomeu, Roberto Gargarella (eds.), The Latin American Casebook: Courts, Constitutions and Rights (Routledge, 2016).

“Universal Ideas / Local Institutions”, in Julio Frank and Steven Hoffman (eds.), To Save Humanity”: What Matters Most for a Health Future, Oxford University Press (2015), pp.  285-286.  

“Legal education and Legal Research in the Americas: Misplaced Ideas” (in Portuguese), in Pedro Rubim Fortes, Globalization of Legal Education, Cadernos FGV, v. 9 (2014), pp. 119-128.      

Law, Regulation and Development(with Kevin Davis), in D. Malone et al. (eds.), Development: Ideas and Experience (Oxford University Press, 2014).

“Provision of Health Care Services and the Right to Health in Brazil: The long, winding and uncertain road to equality”, in A. Gross and C. Flood (eds.), The Right to Health at the Public/Private Divide: A Global Comparative Study (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

“Bureaucratic Resistance to Regulatory Reforms: Contrasting Experiences in Electricity and Telecommunications in Brazil”, in N. Dubash and B. Morgan (eds.), The Rise of the Regulatory State of the South: Infrastructure and Development in Emerging Economies (Oxford University Press, 2013).

"Presidential Dominance: the Relationship between the Executive Branch and Regulatory Agencies in Brazil", in S. Rose-Ackerman and P. Lindseth (eds.), Comparative Administrative Law (Edward Elgar, 2010). 

"Independent Regulatory Agencies, Patronage, and Clientelism: Lessons from Brazil" in Irma Sandoval (ed.), Corruption and Transparency: the Limits between State, Market and Society (Mexico City: Siglo XXI and UNAM, 2009). (Spanish Version)

"Regulatory Choices in the Privatization of Infrastructure", in S. Chesterman and A. Fischer (eds.), Private Security and Public Order: Governance and Limits (Oxford University Press, 2009). 

"The Electricity Sector," in M. Shapiro (ed.), Economic Law and Regulated Sectors (Sao Paulo: Saraiva, 2008).

"Accountability Mismatch: Independent Regulatory Agencies and the Lula Administration,"
in Regulatory agencies and Democracy (Gustavo Binenbojm ed., 2006). [Portuguese]

Reprint in The Limits of Democracy (Roberto Saba ed., 2005). [Spanish]

"Regulatory Agencies, Independence, and Institutional Design," in Regulatory Agencies (Instituto Tendencias de Direito e Economia ed., 2005). [Portuguese]


Presentations and Interviews

Law and Development Conference: From the global south perspectives, Buenos Aires, October 2016

Development Banks as Institutional Bypasses, The Shanghai Forum, May 2016

Past and Future of Future of Law and Development, Getulio Vargas Foundation, São Paulo, Brazil, December 2015

A Brazilian Model for Development, SAIS, Washington DC, November 2014

Folha de São Paulo, Punição a Corruptos tem apenas valor simbólico, December 2013

Radio CBN, É preciso incentivo e punições mais efetivas para combater corrupção, São Paulo, November 2013

Conference on Innovation in Governance for Development Finance, New York University, April 2013


Popular Articles 

Peace, Justice, and SDG 16: Hope over Experience”, Development Ideas Blog, March 2016.

“Brazil: Tackling Corruption through Institutional Multiplicity”, Policy in Focus, Vol. 12, Issue No. 3, December 2015, pp. 30-33. Published by The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, United Nations Development Programme.

“Bitcoins go Boom: Will the World's Favorite Cryptocurrency Explode or Implode?”, Foreign Affairs, January 30, 2014.

"Like a coronary bypass, for governments" NEXUS Magazine, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Fall/Winter 2010, p. 30-31.

"Human Rights and Development: Can This Dialogue be More Productive?" IHRP Rights Review Newsletter, Volume 2, Spring 2009, p. 3.

"Ethanol and Global Warming: The Jury is Still Out", NEXUS Magazine, Fall 2007, pp. 43-45.

"What Else Do We Need to Start Thinking Seriously About Public Policies in Brazil?", Correio Braziliense (Newspaper), Special Issue on Law & Justice, March 19, 2007.   [Portuguese]



Institutional Bypass: An Alternative for Development Reform 

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