Luana Betti is an economist at the Urban Development sector. She works with the analysis of finance mechanisms of TOD and with the evaluation of the Brazilian housing program Minha Casa Minha Vida (MCMV).
Prior to joining WRI, Luana worked as an economic analyst at a consulting and research firm. She conducts analysis, lectures and studies in the areas of labor market and public policy.
Luana has a degree in economics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil), with part of her graduation from Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal). She is a specialist in the economic impact evaluation of projects and public policies formed by Itaú Social Foundation (São Paulo, Brazil). She is currently a master's student in Applied Economics at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.