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.