Rodrigo Orair holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from UFMG, a master’s degree in Economic Theory from Unicamp, and is currently a PhD student in Economics at FEA/USP. He is a licensed researcher at the Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA), and an associate researcher at the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG). He worked as Director at the Instituição Fiscal Independente do Senado Federal. He is a specialist in macroeconomics and fiscal policy and has published countless studies on topics such as public finance, income distribution, and inequality. Recipient of various academic prizes, such as 4‑times 1st place winner in the National Treasury Award and 2‑times 1st place winner of the Federal Budget Department at the Ministry of Planning’s (SOF) Monographs Prize.