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Italo Morais Santos, Ph.D.

Italo Morais Santos

Visiting Assistant Professor

Phone Number: (208) 426-6242
Mail Stop: 1620
Office: MBEB 3225
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Santos joined the Department of Economics in 2023 as visiting assistant professor. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2023. His research interest lies between the intersection of macroeconomics and econometrics. He is particularly interested in quantifying the impact of monetary and fiscal policy on the economy and on financial markets. He is also interested in adjacent topics such as economic forecasting and causal inference.


  • Ph.D. Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2023
  • M.Sc. Economics, Universidade Federal do Ceará, 2016
  • B.S. Economics, Universidade Federal do Ceará, 2014

Teaching Areas

  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • International Economics
  • Economic Forecasting

Areas of Expertise

  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Time Series Econometrics