PhD candidate in Political Economy and Government
Listed as one of the Top-10 Brazilian Innovators Under 35 and named Social Innovator of 2014 byMIT Technology Review, Guilherme Lichand is an economist and a PhD student at Harvard in Political Economy and Government, a joint program between the Economics and Government Departments.
He received a BA in Economics from FGV-SP in 2007, and a MA in Economics from PUC-Rio in 2010. From 2010 to mid-2011, he worked as a Consultant at the World Bank country office in Brasilia. Either through the Bank or as an independent consultant, Guilherme has worked with the Governments of Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul and São Paulo. Guilherme is one of the founders of MGov-Brasil, a platform that provides tools for Government based upon data collection through mobile phones.
His research on Political Economy focuses on corruption, public management, and representation. His work on Development ranges from entrepreneurship and industrial policy to the cognitive impacts of water scarcity.