She wrote a best-selling book on the ‘Brazilian Waltz’ / ‘Valsa Brasileira’ (2018), analysing the Brazilian economic and political crises of the past decade and proposing a new agenda of public investment and the welfare state. Her work shows how public investment and tax increases on the wealthiest in society offer a way out of crisis for developing countries such as Brazil.
Laura’s research focuses on topics in macroeconomics and development, particularly on the relationship between economic growth and income distribution. She speaks fluent Portuguese, French and English.
Laura is also well-known for her ability to communicate in everyday language, and democratize the debate on economics. She writes a well-regarded weekly newspaper column for Folha de São Paulo, Brazil’s biggest newspaper.