Dr Livia Menezes

Dr Livia Menezes

Teaching Fellow in Economics

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Livia is an applied microeconomist and her research focuses on public policy analysis related to crime, education, health and labour. She is currently working on an overarching project on the cost of crime in Brazil. More details can be found on the Cost of Crime Project website.


PhD in Economics, University of Leicester, UK.

MSc in Economics, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil.

BSc in Economics, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil.


Mathematical Statistics for Economists


Research Interests:

Economics of Crime, Economics of Education, Health Economics, Labour Economics.

Working Papers:

"Violence and Human Capital Investments" (Submitted, with Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner).

Feature: IZA Newsroom

Work in Progress:

“Estimating the Effect of Criminal Victimisation on Workplace Performance and Turnover”

“Estimating the Effect of Criminal Victimisation on Birth Outcomes” (with Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner).

"The Long-term Consequences of Caesarean Section: Evidence from Brazil" (with Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner and Jesse Matheson).

"The Effect of Maternal Dengue on Birth Outcomes and the Cognitive Development of Children" (with Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner).

"Job loss and Birth Outcomes: Evidence from Plant Closures" (with Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner and Yaya Saidou).

"Job Loss and Criminal Engagement" (with Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner).