Renato Lima de Oliveira ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 05/2015 Office: Department of Political Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building E53-477 Cambridge, MA 02139 Education MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Cambridge, MA, USA Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science. Dissertation project: “Local content and innovation policies in the O&G sector: Brazil, Malaysia and Mexico.” UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN M.A. in Latin American Studies, May 2011. [email protected] 217-615-4625 Urbana, IL, USA Thesis “Dealing with plenty: Brazil in the era of surplus oil” advised by Jose Antonio Cheibub, Boeschenstein Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy, Political Science Department, UIUC. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF PERNAMBUCO (UFPE) B.A. in Social Communication/Journalism, October 2004. Publications Recife, PE, Brazil “Corrupção Burocrática e Empreendedorismo: Uma Análise Empírica dos Estados Brasileiros.” (Bureaucratic Corruption and Entrepreneurship: An Empirical Analysis of Brazilian States) (with Felipe de Melo and Luciano Sampaio). Revista de Administração Contemporânea (Journal of Contemporary Management), v. 19, n. 3, art. 5, pp. 374397. Rio de Janeiro, 2015. “Política industrial e empresas estatais no Brasil: BNDES e Petrobras (with Mansueto Almeida and Ben Ross Schneider) in Capacidades Estatais e Democracia, ed. Alexandre Gomide and Roberto Pires, 323-347. Brasília: IPEA, 2014. “Rendas do petróleo e transparência fiscal em municípios brasileiros,” Petróleo, Royalties & Região, VIII, nº 32, (2011). Conversas no Café – uma seleção de entrevistas do Café Colombo (with Marcelo Sandes, Eduardo Maia, Marcelo Correia and Ketnaldo José). Recife (PE): Editora Nossa Livraria, 2007. ISBN – 978.85.88144.99-6. “Lincoln Gordon e o Golpe” in Na Trilha do Golpe. Recife: Editora Massangana (FUNDAJ), 2004. ISBN – 978.85.70194.17-6. Book review: “Milton Friedman, a biography” by Lanny Ebenstein, in Revista de Economia & Relações Internacionais. Vol 7. No. 13. July 2008. FAAP. ISSN 1677-4973. Teaching Experience 17.310 - Science, Technology, and Public Policy, with Kenneth Oye (MIT, 2014) 17.000 - Political Philosophy, with Lucas Stanczyk (MIT, 2014) Research Assistance Matthew Amengual (MIT-Sloan, 2015) F. Daniel Hidalgo (MIT-Political Science, 2013) Ben Ross Schneider (MIT-Political Science, 2012) Conference Participation “Local content requirements in the oil and gas industry in developing countries: the return of ISI?” Latin American Studies Association (LASA) 2015, May 2730 2015, San Juan, Puerto Rico. “Can Politicians Police Themselves? Natural Experimental Evidence from Brazil’s Audit Courts,” co-authored with Julio Canello and F. Daniel Hidalgo. 52nd Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society, March 12-15, San Antonio, Texas. “When Do Reinstated Democracies Hold the Military Accountable? Truth Commissions and Military Trials in Comparative Perspective,” IX meeting of the Brazilian Political Science Association (ABCP), Brasília, 08/2014. “Fueling development? Assessing the Impact of Oil and Soybean Wealth on Municipalities in Brazil,” co-authored with Martin Liby Alonso. REPAL 2014 Annual Conference, Institute of Political Science of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Santiago, Chile, 06/2014. Paper awarded the honorable mention of the conference. “Do oil windfalls affect government transparency? Evidence from Brazil,” IGU Commission on Geography of Governance, University of Lisbon, 04/2012. “Oil Rents in Brazil: Intergenerational Equity, Resource Curse, and Federalism Issues,” Brazil’s contemporary socio-economic aspects, Tinker Workshop, Urbana (IL), 10/ 2010. “Rebellions of the ‘inferiors’: racial views in Palmares and Canudos,” American Portuguese Studies Association, Brown University, 10/2010. Invited Presentations Kellogg Institute for International Studies - University of Notre Dame, 30 years of Brazilian Democracy: A Research Workshop (April 20-21, 2015) Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) / EBAPE, Rio de Janeiro (April 08, 2015) Tiradentes University, Sergipe (August 03, 2014) Nonacademic JORNAL DO COMMERCIO-PE (2003-2009) Recife, PE, Brazil Professional Experience Senior reporter of business: I covered the financial and the oil market, writing daily pieces and special coverage, including award winning reportages. PROJETEC (2006-2008) Recife, PE, Brazil Environmental consultant: I worked in the writing and editing staff that produced environmental impact reports (RIMA) of five hydro electrical dams in the States of Maranhão and Piaui, as well as an irrigation project in Petrolina (PE). All of these are infrastructure projects in Brazil. BBC World Service (2003) London, UK Intern: I won the contest “You were born to be a journalist” held by BBC Brasil in 2003. As a prize, I interned at their expenses at BBC Brasil in London, in July of 2003. CAFÉ COLOMBO (2002) Recife, PE, Brazil Program director and radio host: I launched, with colleagues, a radio show about books and ideas, called “Café Colombo.” It is still broadcast from UFPE’s official radio station in Pernambuco, is also available at www.cafecolombo.com.br and in 2007 we published a book with selected interviews. I also occasionally hosted a TV show about business and culture. Freelance writer to several news publications in Brazil. Grants, Awards, and Honors - Adam Smith Fellowship, Mercatus Center/George Mason University (2014-2015). - MIT Center for International Studies Summer Study Grant, 2014. - Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMMR) summer course fellowship (2013). - Hayek Fund for Scholars, Institute for Humane Studies (2012). - Joseph Gavin Summer Fellowship - MIT (2011). - Vale/MIT Energy Initiative Fellowship – 2011-2012. - Bernard Marcus Fellowship 2011-2012. - Jorge Paulo Lemann Fellowship, Center for Latin American Studies (UIUC), 20092011. - Tinker Field Research Fellowship, Summer 2010. - Undergraduate research fellowship by the Pernambuco Science and Technology Support Agency (Facepe), 2001-2002. - Journalistic Prizes: 1) First place in printed media (Pernambuco) of the Banco do Nordeste Press Prize of 2005; 2) Second place in the National Press Prize by the Rational Use of Energy Program (Petrobras and Eletrobrás) in 2006 for a special report on Brazil’s self-sufficiency on oil consumption (with Ângela Belfort); 3) First place in the Regional Category of the Mongeral Press Prize of 2007 for a special coverage of the Brazilian pension system (with Ines Andrade). - Award Books’ Friend (Amigo do Livro) granted by the local non-governmental organization Civitate, on behalf of the work of “Café Colombo” (2007). - Award “Amigo da CPRH” (Friend of the Pernambuco’s Environmental Agency), in recognition to my journalistic work covering environmental issues (2007). - Selected by the German government and Goethe Institute to attend the Seminar Germany Today with activities in Berlin, Potsdam, Magdeburg, Leipzig, Weimar, Bonn and Essen for outstanding Brazilian journalists (2006). - Visiting Fellow at the Fundación para él Análisis y los Estudios Sociales (FAES), Madrid, Spain. 2004. Leadership Co-coordinator of the Latin American Research Working Group – MIT (2014-2015). Co-coordinator of the Graduate Student Working in Progress Workshop – MIT (2014). Co-president of the MIT Mining, Oil and Gas Club (MOG, www.mitmog.org). Treasurer at the MIT Eastgate Executive Committee (2012-2014). Personal Background Year of Birth: 1981 Gender: Male. Nationality: Brazilian.