Lorena Hakak holds a Ph.D. in Economics from São Paulo School of Economics (FGV EESP) and is Lecturer at Department of Economics from the University of Sao Paulo with focus on Family Economics and Applied Microeconomics.


She coordinates the Family and Gender Economics Study Group (GEFAM). Her research interests include family economics, matching, cooperative games and applied microeconomics.


She examined in what extent the decision to marry can be related to traits such as education, religion and culture, in addition the relationship between marriage and income inequality. Her most recent work analyses the changes in marital surplus caused by the onset of HIV/AIDS.

Work in Progress

  • Marriage in the time of HIV/Aids epidemic (with Paula Pereda)