Cicero Lima

Cicero Lima

Research Economist


Cicero Lima is a DSc in Applied Economics who recently finished a two-year postdoc at Purdue University - Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), USA. Cicero’s most recent research has focused on how heat stress on agricultural works exacerbates crops impacts of climate change. Also, his research focus on macroeconomic consequences of enhanced biodiversity and ecosystem services, such as pollination, sea-level raise, water scarcity. He co-developed the Simplified International Model of agricultural Prices, Land use and the Environment for Brazil (SIMPLE-BR and the SIMPLE-G-Brazil) a computational economic model of global agriculture which he extensively use in his research. The same way, he developed the Brazilian Economic Analysis (BREA) a general equilibrium model of Brazilian economy and agriculture. He has international experience working on several projects for WWF-UK, World Bank, Central Bank in Brazil, EMBRAPA-SRUC (Edinburgh), IDB. Currently, he is research economist in the Project APEX-Brazil/MRE and FGV/EESP. Also he is a research economist at the Observatory of Knowledge and Innovation in Bioeconomy at FGV/EESP.

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  • Agricultural economics
  • Computable general equilibrium models
  • Land-use and land-use changes
  • Heat stress and climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • Biofuels pathways


  • D.Sc. in Applied Economics, 2017

    Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil

  • M.Sc. in Applied Economics, 2011

    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil

  • B.Sc. in Economics, 2007

    Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil



Temporary Professor

Federal University of Pelotas - Department of Economics

Aug 2021 – Present Pelotas, RS, Brazil
Teaching undergrad courses of Econometrics, Economic Law, and Economic Growth (2021-2); Economic Formation of Brazil, Economic Theory, and National Accounts (2022-1)

Short-term research economist

EMBRAPA Agricultural Informatics

Jun 2021 – Present Campinas, SP, Brazil
External consultant under PRS-Cerrado IABS-IADB and EMBRAPA

Short-term Research Consultant

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Oct 2020 – Mar 2021 Washington, DC, USA
External consultant under Integrated Economic-Environmental Modelling Framework project

Research economist

Fundação Getúlio Vargas - FGV-EESP

Oct 2020 – Present São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Research economist - Project APEX-Brazil / MRE and FGV/EESP

Short-term research economist

EMBRAPA Agricultural Informatics

Apr 2020 – Sep 2020 Campinas, SP, Brazil
External consultant under Project 251 - FAPED/CNPSO/SRUC - NEXUS Cód. 10200.11/0215-8

Pos doc research associate

Purdue University - GTAP Center

Feb 2018 – Feb 2020 West Lafayette, IN, United States


Fundação Getulio Vargas

Dec 2017 – Jan 2018 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Taught Agricultural Price Analysis for FGV MBA courses.

Pos doc research associate

Fundação Getulio Vargas - EESP

Aug 2017 – Nov 2017 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Partnership with AGROICONE.


Universidade Federal de Pelotas

Mar 2010 – Mar 2012 Pelotas, RS, Brazil
Taught Introduction to Economics, National Accounts, and Agricultural Economics for BSc in Economics.


Universidade Federal do Rio Grande

Jun 2008 – Apr 2009 Rio Grande, RS, Brazil
Taught Introduction to Economics for BSc in Economics.

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