The Graduate Program in Applied Economics (PPGEA) aims to train faculty, researchers and specialized professionals at masters and PhD levels, who have a capacity to apply the knowledge of Economic Sciences to companies and government agencies, linked to agribusiness, regional development and the environment.


Educate professionals with strong theoretical and methodological knowledge, and develop skills to act independently in the academic (teaching and research), public and private sectors.


To train human resources at the excellence level to working in public and private institutions of education and research as well as companies related to the Agribusiness sector.

Degrees granted

Master and Doctor in Sciences, major in Applied Economics 


The graduate program in Applied Economics is accredited by CAPES, a governmental organization which is responsible for assessing and accrediting higher education institutions in Brazil, with a grading scale ranging 1-7, where 7 is the maximum score. In the most recent triennial assessment (2010-2012), the Applied Economy program scored 5.

Digital library of theses and dissertations

Theses and dissertations defended at the University of São Paulo starting in 2001 have been made available for online research and download. The project is associated with the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), sponsored by UNESCO and provides the option of browsing the Applied Economics program catalog by thesis, dissertation, author or college.