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 and she is one of the co-founders of the Family and Gender Economics Study Group (GEFAM). Her research interests include family and gender economics, matching, game theory and applied microeconomics.
She examined in what extent the decision to marry and gender inequalities can be related to traits such as education, religion and culture, in addition the relationship between marriage, gender and income inequality. Her most recent work analyses the changes in marital surplus caused by the onset of HIV/AIDS.
Marriage in the time of HIV/Aids epidemic (with Paula Pereda) - submitted
Work in Progress
Cultural persistence, network effects and their impacts on the labor market outcomes (with Nicole Alves and Daniel Lopes)