Carlos Pereira is a full professor in the Brazilian School of Administration – EBAPE at Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Rio de Janeiro. Currently, he is Edward Laroque Tinker Visiting Professor at Stanford University. He was a visiting scholar at Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, a visiting fellow at Brookings Institution, and a research fellow at University of Oxford. He was also an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University and professor of the São Paulo School of Economics at FGV. He also worked as a visiting professor of the Department of Economics at the University of São Paulo-USP and in the Department of Politics at Colby College. His work has led to articles published in several refereed journals such as Journal of Politics, Journal of Democracy, Comparative Political Studies, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, Governance, Electoral Studies, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Legislative Studies, Journal of Latin American Studies, Latin American Politics and Society, Journal of Politics in Latin America, and Journal of Comparative Economics. He has recently published a coauthored book Brazil in Transition: Beliefs, Leadership, and Institutional Change, Princeton: Princeton University Press (2016) and another coauthored book Making Brazil Work: Checking the President in a Multiparty System New York: Palgrave-McMillan (2013).