This is my curriculum vitae. Updated on October 2015.


Tiago Caruso

Phone: +1(310) 890-6833    Mail: 3111 3rd St, Apt.10, Santa Monica, CA 90405    E-mail:


University of California, Los Angeles -  2010-Present

  • Ph.D. Economics (2010-Present). Expected graduation: 2016 ; GPA 3.71
  • Fields: Econometrics. Microeconomic Theory. GRE (800 quantitative / 540 verbal); TOEFL (108)
  • Working Papers:
    • “Optimal Dating Website.” - Job Market Paper
    • “Identification of Beliefs in Decision Making” – Submitted
    • “Muggers, Drug Dealers & Militias. Theory and Evidence from Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas”.

Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil- 2003-2010

  • M.A. Economics (2010); Accepted in the top 2% of applicants.
  • B.S. Economics (2007); Elected Class Valedictorian.

Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil- 2003-2010

  • Bachelor of Laws, (JD equivalent) (2010); Accepted in the top 1% of applicants.

Work Experience

Airbnb- Summer 2015

  • Data Scientist: Working on the search algorithm team.
  • Developed Alternative Metrics for Ranking Experiments and Long Term Metrics.
  • Internal Researches: “What is a zoom?” and “Correction for AB testing in Market Experiments”.

Analysis Group- Summer 2014

  • Summer Associate – Menlo Park Office.
  • Estimate the impact of a patent break in the Satellite Industry.

University of California, Los Angeles- 2011-Present

  • Department of Economics: Lecturer for Game Theory and T.A for E-Commerce; Market Design; Statistics; Econometrics; Game Theory; Auction Theory (Grad. Level).
  • Anderson School: Graduate Student Instructor for Accounting (MBA elective, 40+ students/term).

World Bank - April- September 2007

  • Research Assistant: Project of "Unexploited Gains from International Diversification”

Brazilian National Development Bank (BNDES)- May - October 2006

  • Legal Intern - Area of Chemical Products.

Leadership and Awards

  • UCLA - Dissertation Year Fellowship 2015-2016.
  • Best Teaching AssistantAward - Department of Economics Spring 2015.
  • Humaine Studies Fellowship from IHS 2013-2015 
  • Jorge Paulo Lemann Fellowship 2013 - Awarded to Students showing academic and leadership potential.
  • Fulbright Scholar 2010-2011.
  • Elected Valedictorian PUC-Rio, Class of Economics 2007.

Other Skills

  • Languages: Portuguese (native), English (fluent), Spanish (fluent), French (advanced).
  • Software: Very Experienced: Stata, Matlab, R and SQL. Some Experience: Python, Git, Hadoop.