Mayara Felix

Mayara Felix joins Yale as a Cowles Postdoctoral Associate before starting her appointment as Assistant Professor of Economics and Global Affairs in July 2024. Her research is in the fields of economic development, international trade, and labor economics with a focus on the effects of liberalization-related reforms. Some of her recent work analyzed corporate tax reforms in Indonesia, and trade and outsourcing reforms in Brazil. Among other topics, she is currently studying the effects of the US-Colombia free trade agreement on Colombian markets and the effect of global demand for commodities on the incidence of modern slavery in Brazil. Felix has published work in the American Economic Review and is a J-PAL Latin America Invited Researcher. She joins Yale after a year as an IES Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton and a year as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Mount Holyoke College.