Dr. Henrique Veras – Forward College
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Dr. Henrique Veras


Assistant Professor

Henrique was born and raised in Recife, a coastal city in Northeast Brazil. He completed both his BA and MA in Economics at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco in his hometown before moving to the United States for his postgraduate studies in 2012. Henrique received a PhD in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017. After graduation he worked as Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics in two liberal arts colleges in the United States: Oberlin and Centre, before joining Forward College.

While still in Graduate school, Henrique taught classes in Development Economics – his area of expertise – and Economics Statistics for undergraduate students. After completing his PhD, Henrique went on to teach a variety of classes in Economics, including introductory level Principles of Economics and Economic Development, as well as intermediate- and advanced-level courses on Microeconomics, Comparative Economic Development, and Causality in Economic Research.

Henrique joined Forward in 2022 and teaches Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Elements of Econometrics.

Research Interests

  • Economic Development and Growth
  • Political Economy
  • Public Economics
  • Health Economics


  • EC2065 Macroeconomics
  • EC2066 Microeconomics
  • EC2020 Elements of Econometrics

Select Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles

Veras H. (2022), ‘Wrong Place, Wrong Time: The Long-Run Effects of In-Utero Exposure to Malaria on Educational Attainment’, Economics and Human Biology, 44, 101092.

Barros E., Costa E.F., Veras H., Xavier L.F. (2016), ‘Agricultural Production Efficiency in The São Francisco Valley Region, Brazil: score measurement and correlation factor analysis’, Revista de Economia Agrícola, 63(2), 35-52.

Baerlocher D., Silva M.E. (2015), ‘Fiscal shocks, the real exchange rate and the trade balance: some evidence for emerging economies’ The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, 15(2), 727-768.

Costa E.F., Veras H., Xavier L.F. (2010), ‘Analysis of Brazilian Exports: A Gravity-Based Estimate for the Grape Industry’, Revista de Economia Agrícola, 57(2), 81-98 (in Portuguese).

Selected Conference Presentations, Participation, and Invited Talks 

The Long-run Impact of Historical Pathways on Economic Development: Evidence from Imperial Brazil (with Diogo Baerlocher, Guilherme Lambais, Eustáquio Reis e Diego Firmino Silva). Liberal Arts College Development Economics (LACDEV) Conference, Oberlin, USA, 2021.

Wrong Place, Wrong Time: The Long-Run Effects of In-Utero Exposure to Malaria on Educational Attainment, 67th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, online, 2020

Wrong Place, Wrong Time: The Long-Run Effects of In-Utero Exposure to Malaria on Educational Attainment, Skidmore College Economics Seminar Series (invited speaker), 2020

Do Bigger Legislatures Lead to Bigger Government? Evidence from a Brazilian Municipal Council Reform (with Evan Kresch, Rodrigo Schneider, and Mark Walker). Northeast Universities Development Consortium (NEUDC) Conference, online, 2020

The Dynamic Effects of Fiscal Shocks in Latin American Countries (with Diogo Baerlocher and Marcelo Eduardo Silva), 39th Encontro Nacional de Economia, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, 2011.

Curriculum Vitae