Increased Hospitalizations for Decompensated Heart Failure and Acute Myocardial Infarction During Mild Winters: A Seven-Year Experience in the Public Health System of the Largest City in Latin America, with EK Levin et al. PLoS One 2018, 13(1): e0190733

Who Opposes Labor Regulation? Explaining Variation in Employers’ Opinions, with Matthew Amengual and Duanyi Yang. Regulation and Governance 2017, 11(4), pp. 404-421

Resilience and Renewal: Labor unions, inspectors, prosecutors and the enforcement of labor laws in Brazil, with Roberto Pires and Renato Bignami. Latin American Politics and Society 2017, 59(2), pp. 77-102

Beyond bureaucracy: How prosecutors and public defenders enforce urban planning laws in São Paulo, Brazil, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 2015, 39(6), pp. 1103-1119

Flying under the radar? The state and the enforcement of labor laws in Brazil”, Oxford Development Studies 2014, 42(2), pp.169-195

Economic development without pre-requisites: How Bolivian firms met food safety standards and dominated the global brazil-nut marketWorld Development 2014, 54, pp. 32-45

Parallel paths to enforcement: Private compliance, public regulation, and labor standards in the Brazilian sugar sector”, with Richard Locke, Politics & Society 2013, 41(4), pp.496-525

Enforcing food quality and safety standards in Brazil: The case of COBRACANA”, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 2013, 649(1), 122-138

Relational regulation in the Brazilian Ministério Público: The organizational basis of regulatory responsiveness”, Regulation & Governance, 2011, 5(1)

The Sociological citizen: Relational interdependence in law and organizations”, with Susan Silbey and Ruthanne Huising, L ‘Annee Sociologique, 2009, 59, n’1, pp. 201-229



The Pragmatic politics of regulatory enforcement”, with Roberto Pires and Susan Silbey, in “Handbook on the Politics of Regulation”, edited by David Levi-Faur, London: Edward Elgar Publishers, 2011


Labor standards in Export Processing Zones in Latin America and the Caribbean, June 2017. prepared for the ILO´s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean


Building prosecutorial autonomy from within: The transformation of the Brazilian Ministerio Publico”, with Amit Nigam, 2016

The Rise and fall of the Amazonian rubber footwear industry: A tale of international trade, technology, and value-added in the early 19th century”, 2016

“Enforcing protective regulations: How Brazilian prosecutors “stitch solutions together” [an early version was published in Portuguese by the Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada – IPEA]


How Temer’s Sweeping Labor Reforms Will Affect Brazil’s Workers, World Politics Review, July 19 2017


“Green Innovation in Brazil”

“Public sector unions and the delivery of public services to the poor: Obstacle or opportunity?”

“Business disputes and state capacity: Taxing the beverage sector in Brazil”

“Enforcing environmental law: The disposal of illegally harvested mahogany in the Amazon”