Vinicius Carrasco

Chief Economist, StoneCo
Prior to joining Stone Co., he was the Planning and Research Executive Officer at the BNDES, having conducted, along with the Brazilian Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance, the credit reform that led to the creation of the Long Term Interest Rate (TLP). He also regularly acted as a consultant on matters of economics and econometrics, and has provided consulting services for the CVM in connection with the qualitative and econometric evaluation of the auditor rotation policy, for a credit guarantee fund in connection with the role of institutional investors as bank overseers in the reduction of systemic risk, among others. He has published several papers in his field of expertise and has also acted as a contributor for the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizations, and Review of Brazilian Econometrics. Mr. Carrasco received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in 1997, a master’s degree in economics from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro in 2000 and a PhD in economics from Stanford University in 2005. He has been a fellow at the economics department of Stanford University, the economics department at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics at Stanford Law School and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He was an elected affiliated member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences between 2012 and 2017 and is an Economics Professor at PUC-Rio.