Alexandre Gori Maia is a specialist in applied econometrics and development economics. His research focuses on demographic economics, agricultural and environmental economics, evaluation of environmental effects, well-being and poverty, health and inequality.

He has currently worked with the socioeconomic impacts of internal migration (in partnership with Columbia University), the impacts of pandemics on health and economy (with University of Texas - Austin),  the evaluation of climate resilience strategies for family farming (with Adapt Group and University of California - San Diego), the impacts of land-use changes and agroforestry (with Virginia Tech and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation). 

He holds a Ph.D. diploma in Applied Economics from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in 2007, an M.S. in Development Economics from UNICAMP in 2003, and B.S. in Statistics from UNICAMP in 1996. He is an Associate Professor at UNICAMP, where he heads the Department of Economic Theory and coordinated the Center for Agricultural and Environmental Economics (2013-16) and the post-graduation course in Agricultural and Environmental Economics (2016-17).