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 Synthia Kariny Silva de Santana 

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Synthia Santana is a Technologist in Geographical and Statistical Informations at the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), where she is Manager of Analysis and Dissemination for Business Surveys.


Santana holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Getulio Vargas Foundation – EESP/FGV in 2016 for her work on Trade and Innovation at firm-level. Over 10 years she has studied the determinants of firm innovation and recently has been working on firm-level diversity of the Brazilian companies. 

Her main research topics are workforce diversity, female entrepreneurship, innovation and international trade of Brazilian firms. 


  • SANTANA, S. K. S.; SOUSA, F. L.; FERREIRA, G. E. S.; VELOSO, L. J. P. Diversity to Foster Innovation: Using the Lens of Brazilian Microdata. PEP Working Paper Series (in press), 2020. 

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