Ursula Mello



PhD, Universidad Carlos III

Ursula Mello is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Insper - Institute of Education and Research in São Paulo, Brazil and a Research Affiliate at IAE-CSIC and IZA. She is an applied economist interested in Education, Labor, and Public Policy.

Ursula completed her PhD at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in 2019. During her doctoral studies, she visited the Department of Economics of Duke University, the International Policy Center for Inclusive Growth and worked as a Consultant for the World Bank Development Research Group. She is also currently involved in the analysis of educational projects of the World Bank office in Brazil.

Working Papers


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Centralized Admissions, Affirmative Action, and Access of Low-Income Students to Higher Education

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Vol.14, No 3, 166-197, August 2022, 0.1257/pol.20190639
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