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) 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 a external research consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank and wait (as the whole World) a vaccine for COVID-19 to resume the job market searching ;)

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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 Vi├žosa, Brazil

  • M.Sc. in Applied Economics, 2011

    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil

  • B.Sc. in Economics, 2007

    Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil