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Nationality: Brazil


Membership Number :20881

Eduardo L. G. Rios-Neto

Director of Surveys, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE)

Field of study: Demography, Economics, Population and Development

Specialization: Economic Demography, Fertility, Population and Development

Regional focus: Latin America and the Caribbean

Highest Degree Level:

Doctorate (Ph.D, MD), Demography, University of California, Berkeley, 1987

Working languages:
  • - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • - English
  • - Spanish

Professional summary:

Director of Surveys at IBGE- Brazilian National Statistics Office, starting May 2019.  Member of Brazilian Academy of Sciences, starting 2018. Distinguished Lemann Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign during the 2015-2016 academic year. Retired in 2015 as Full Professor of Demography at CEDEPLAR-Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).  He received the Brazilian Federal Government Medal of Scientific Merit in 2010.  Tinker Professor at the University of Texas at Austin in the first semester of 2006.   He has a Ph.D. in Demography from the University of California at Berkeley.  His M.A. and B.A. degrees are in Economics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brazil.  He was President of the Brazilian Population Association (ABEP) from 1999-2002.  President of the Brazilian National Committee on Population and Development (CNPD), 2004-2011.  

Member since: 1995

Economic Effects of Demographic Dividend in Brazilian Regions. With Diogo Baerlocher and Stephen L. Parente, The Journal of the Economics of Ageing. ,  2019.


Fertility Differentials by Education in Brazil: From the Conclusion of Fertility to the Onset of Postponement Transition. With Adriana Miranda-Ribeiro and Paula Miranda-Ribeiro, Population and Development Review, v.44, p.489 - 517, 2018.

Age, education, and earnings in the course of Brazilian development: Does composition matter? With Ernesto Friedrich de Lima Amaral; Joseph Potter, Daniel Hamermesh.  Demographic Research, v. 28, p. 581-612, 2013.

Changes in Test Scores Distribution for Students of the Fourth Grade in Brazil: A Relative Distribution Analysis for the Years 1997 to 2005.  With Clarissa Guimarães and Cristine Campos Xavier, Economics of Education Review, Online publication complete: 29-JAN-2013.  DOI information: 10.1016/j.econedurev.2012.12.006.  Accepted for publication, December, 2012.

Idiosyncrasies of intergenerational transfers in Brazil. With Cassio M. Turra and Bernardo Lanza Queiroz, In: Ronald Lee, Andrew Mason. (Org.). Population Aging and the Generational Economy: A Global Perspective. Northhampton: Edward Elgar, 2011, v. , p. 394-407.

The demography of education in Brazil: inequality of educational opportunities based on Grade Progression Probability (1986-2008).  With Raquel R. M. Guimarães. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research, v. 8, p. 283-312, 2010.

“Demographic Consequences of Structural Adjustment: the Case of Brazil,” with José Alberto Magno de Carvalho, in George Tapinos, Andrew Mason, and Jorge Bravo, editors, Demographic Responses to Economic Adjustment in Latin America, Oxford University Press, pp. 201-228, 1997.

Honorary positions:

1999-2002: President of the Brazilian Population Association – ABEP

2004-2010: President of the National Commission on Population and Development at the Brazilian Government

Brazilian Federal Government Medal of Scientific Merit, Commended in 2010.

Member of The Brazilian Academy of Sciences, starting 2018.

Research grants:

“Educational Attainment, Achievement, Enrollments and Demographic Dynamics” – Educational Ministry of Brazil and National Institute of Studies and Research on Education, MEC/INEP- 2000-2004.

“The Demography of Education: Flows, Proficiency, Selectivity, Inequality, and Public Policy”. Funding Agency: CAPES-INEP, Brazilian Ministry of Education., 2009-2011.

“Flow, Enrollments, and the Evaluation of School Projects in Minas Gerais”. Funding Agency: FAPEMIG, State of Minas Gerais. 2009.

“Perspectives for Social Investment in Brazil”. National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), 2009-2010.