Roberta Costa is Research Manager at JFI. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) and has an M.A. in Economics from the same university. Her research interests are welfare economics and applied microeconomics, with a focus on economics of education, cash transfers and labor economics. She has worked on the Maricá Basic Income Evaluation since 2019, working mainly on the quantitative components in the policy’s evaluation. She is also a fellow at the Center for Studies on Inequality and Development.