CEPID 2001-2013
CEPID 2013-2024

Principal Investigator and Director: Eduardo Cesar Leão Marques
Deputy Director: Adrian Gurza Lavalle
Research Coordinator: Renata Bichir
Transfer and Dissemination Coordinator: Mariana Giannotti

University of São Paulo (USP) 
Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 315 
05508-900 - Salas 116B (1º andar) e 2 (2º andar)
55 11 3091-2097

Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP)
Rua Morgado de Mateus, 615
04015-902 - São Paulo, SP - Brasil
55 11 5574 0399
Department of Political Science and Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences, University of São Paulo (FFLCH-USP)
Polytechnic School, University of São Paulo (Poli)
School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, University of São Paulo (EACH)
Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP)
Institute of Education and Research (INSPER) 
Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV)
Federal University  São Paulo (UNIFESP)
National Institute for Space Research (INPE)


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Center for Metropolitan Studies

UN mobilizes researchers to pursue solutions to the socio-economic crisis triggered by COVID-19

Roadmap proposes 25 research priorities in strategic areas to build a more equitable, resilient and sustainable future. RIDC CEM took part in constructing the document.

Community health workers could play a key part in combating the pandemic in Brazil, researcher says

An article in The Lancet signed by RIDC CEM researcher stresses the vulnerability of these health workers, whose readiness to counter fake news with trustworthy information, and to monitor COVID-19 patients in home isolation, has been neglected.

Vulnerability of Brazilian workers evaluated in crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

Only 13.8% of the workforce has jobs in sectors not badly hit by social isolation according to a research network set up to propose ways of improving the quality of government policies for dealing with the crisis.

Housing deficit makes “vertical isolation” impossible, Brazilian researchers say

Research by CEM shows that it is not feasible to separate high-risk groups in low-income communities, where the majority of the Brazilian population live. The problem is especially acute in the Southeast region, with metropolitan São Paulo displaying the largest deficit.

Who governs the major cities?

Researchers from the Center for Metropolitan Studies are working with colleagues from other countries to explain how São Paulo, London, Paris, Mexico City and Milan are governed.

Solutions to the social challenges of cities depend on the capacity of local governments

Researchers at the Center for Metropolitan Studies analyze the different dimensions of inequality and how public policies affect them.

English version of social science textbook published as Paths of Inequality in Brazil

This book presents the first major overview of the changes undergone by Brazilian society in the last 50 years. The conclusions have been updated to take into account the international debate on democratic transitions as well as the ongoing Brazilian economic crisis.

Conservative reaction in Brazil may be response to improvement in income distribution

Deployed to consolidate democracy, public policies to combat inequality have ended the relatively privileged socio-economic status of the lower middle class, says political scientist heading one of FAPESP’s RIDCs