Eduardo L.G. Rios Neto

Eduardo L.G. Rios Neto

Professor and Researcher in the Demography Department at Federal University of Minas |Gerais (UFMG). Eduardo Rios-Neto was IBGE Brazilian National Institute of Geography and Statistics President from April 2021 until December 2022. Former Director of Surveys at IBGE, from May 2019 until March 2021. Member of Brazilian Academy of Sciences. Distinguished Lemann Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign during the 2015-2016 academic year. He was retired in 2015 as Full Professor of Demography at CEDEPLAR-UFMG, where he has taught since 1980. He received the Brazilian Federal Government Medal of Scientific Merit in 2010. He was Graduate Training Director in Demography at CEDEPLAR between 1996 and 2000. He was Tinker Professor at the University of Texas at Austin in the first semester of 2006, when he taught a course o policy impact evaluation in Latin America. In 1996, he spent one year in Postdoctoral activities in Demography at the University of Texas, Austin, when he finished his full professor’s thesis. He has a Ph.D. in Demography from the University of California at Berkeley. His M.A. and B.A. degrees are in Economics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brazil. He was President of the Brazilian Population Association (ABEP) from 1999-2002. He was a member of the Brazilian National Committee on Population and Development (CNPD) and eventually became the president of CNPD, 2004-2011. He was a member of the social and economic development council for the state of Minas Gerais. He was a member of the Brazilian National Research Council’s (CNPq) advisory committee for two years. He has coordinated several institutional research grants at Cedeplar. These grants were in education, impact evaluation of the conditional cash transfer program Bolsa Familia, Impact evaluation of education and social programs in the state of Minas Gerais. He participated in some “Expert Meetings” for the United Nations and other international scientific organizations. In addition, he has been a fellow at the Ford Foundation, CNPq- Brazilian National Research Council, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Population Council. He was the vice chair of the bureau organizing the Commission on Population and Development of the United Nation´s Economic and Social Council in 2010. In 2014, he was a committee member to evaluate IIASA – International Institute for Applied System Analysis. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the IPUMS- International dissemination project, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota. He has published national and international papers as well as two books and several book chapters.


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