Mateus Souza

Mateus Souza

PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics (Expected: May 2020)
Field: Environmental Economics, Applied Econometrics
Phone: 217-778-9660

Professional Links

Personal Website: Personal Website
Google Scholar Link: Google Scholar Page
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Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014-2020 (expected)

B.Sc. in Economics
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2009-2013

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant for Environmental Economics (ACE 210), UIUC, 2018-2019

Publications and Working Papers


Souza, M. (2018) “Why Are Rented Dwellings Less Energy-Efficient? Evidence from a Representative Sample of the U.S. Housing Stock.” Energy Policy 118, pp. 149-159.

Working Papers:

Myers, E. and Souza, M. (2018) “Social Comparison Nudges Without Monetary Incentives: Evidence from Home Energy Reports.” E2e Working Paper 041. (revise and resubmit, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management)

Souza, M. (2019) “Predictive Counterfactuals for Event Studies with Staggered Adoption: Recovering Heterogeneous Effects from a Residential Energy Efficiency Program.” (job market paper)

Christensen, P., Francisco, P., Myers, E., Souza, M. (2019) “Decomposing the Wedge: Mechanisms Driving the Gap Between Projected and Realized Returns from Energy Efficiency Programs.” 

Thesis Information

"Three Essays on Energy Efficiency Economics: Market Failures, Behavioral Nudges, and Suboptimal Investments"
Advisor: Erica Myers