About Carlos Antonio Costa Ribeiro
Carlos A. Costa Ribeiro (Ph.D. Columbia University, 2002) is Professor of Sociology at the Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Políticos IESP (formelly IUPERJ) at Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). During the 2007-2008 academic year, he was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University. Costa Ribeiro is the author of three books and many papers on topics related to social mobility, economic inequality and race relations. He was also responsible for the “Pesquisa Dimensões Sociais das Desigualdades” (Social Dimensions of Inequality Household Survey), a national survey collecting information on social stratification within 8048 households in Brazil (financed by CNPq-Instituto do Milênio). Presently he holds grants from CNPq (Bolsa de Produtividade) and FAPERJ (Jovens Cientístas de Nosso Estado). His research focuses on the determinants of economic opportunity within and across generations.