Julio is a Senior Research Specialist at the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance. Prior to joining the center, he received a Master's in Economics at the University of Chicago. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Lyon II, a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo, and a Masters in Mech. Engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon. He also worked at Goldman Sachs for one year in Sao Paulo. His research interests are primarily in macroeconomics, innovation and finance.