Dejanir Silva was a Ph.D. student at the Department of Economics at MIT. His research interests span topics in the intersection of macroeconomics, international economics and finance. He is particularly interested in the design of economic policy, from monetary and fiscal policy to macroprudential and financial regulation.

His most recent project studies how the balance sheet position of financial intermediaries can generate contagion in sovereign debt markets and discuss the associated policy response to sovereign default crises. Previously, he has considered how fiscal policy should respond to credit spread shocks for countries in a currency union. In another project, he considers how the fiscal capacity of a country influences the severity of crises. Prior to joining MIT, Dejanir completed his undergraduate studies and obtained a Master’s degree from the University of São Paulo.

He is a January 2014 MFM Fellowship awardee.