Gustavo Joaquim is a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests include financial frictions, competition between financial providers, the effects of market power in macro variables and estimation of macro models from micro-level data.

His current research studies the main mechanisms of transmission of credit supply shocks through the economy. He is also working on the development of a framework to solve and estimate models with market power and contracting frictions using Thai household-level data. In other project, he estimates the effects of (lack) of competition in banking using proprietary Brazilian loan-level data.

Prior to joining the Ph.D. program at MIT, Gustavo received a BA in economics from Insper Institute (Sao Paulo – Brazil) and an MA in economics from Puc-Rio.