Rafael Goldszmidt
Assistant Professor
(55 21) 3083 2418​
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I am an assistant professor at FGV-EBAPE (Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration of the Getulio Vargas Foundation). I specialize in quantitative methods applied to social and behavioral sciences and I am passionate about teaching methods courses.

My research is focused on behavioral change, especially related to health, including ways to foster blood donation and improve eating habits of children and adolescents, COVID-19 protective behavior and related non-pharmaceutical interventions. I am also interested in how social class shapes behavior related to pro-sociality, price sensitivity and leadership. 



Zucco, C., Lenz, A.K., Goldszmidt, R., Valdivia, M. Do political preferences affect policy learning and uptake? Evidence from a field experiment with informal entrepreneurs. Journal of Politics (just accepted).

Aknin, L. B., Andretti, B., Goldszmidt, R., Helliwell, J. F., Petherick, A., De Neve, J. E., Dunn, E. W., ... & Zaki, J. (2022). Policy stringency and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: a longitudinal analysis of psychological distress and life evaluations in 15 countries. Lancet Public Health, 7: e417–26.

Jacob, J., Vieites, Y., Goldszmidt, R., Andrade, E. (2022). Expected SES-Based Discrimination Reduces Price Sensitivity Among the Poor. Journal of Marketing Research, 59 (6), 1083-1100.

Ferreira, C. M., Vieites, Y., Goldszmidt, R., Andrade, E. B. The effect of temporary deferrals on donor return: A 26-year assessment in a setting without retention activities. Transfusion, 62 (8), 1583-1593.

Goldszmidt R., Petherick A, Andrade E.B., Hale, T., Furst, R., Phillips, T., Jones, S. (2021). Protective Behaviors Against COVID-19 by Individual Vaccination Status in 12 Countries During the PandemicJAMA Network Open. 2021;4(10):e2131137.

Petherick, A., Goldszmidt, R., Andrade, E.B. Furst, R., Hale, T., Pott, A., Wood, A. (2021). A worldwide assessment of changes in adherence to COVID-19 protective behaviours and hypothesized pandemic fatigueNature Human Behaviour, 5(9), 1145-1160

Hale, T., Angrist, N., Goldszmidt, R., Kira, B., Petherick, A., Phillips, T., ... & Tatlow, H. (2021). A global panel database of pandemic policies (Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker). Nature Human Behaviour, 5(4), 529-538.

Vieites, Yan, Goldszmidt, R. and Andrade, E.B. (2021). Social Class Shapes Donation Allocation PreferencesJournal of Consumer Research 48(5), 775-795. Editor´s choice.

Lenz, A.K., Sutter, C., Goldszmidt, Zucco, C. (2021). Venture distress and problemistic search among entrepreneurs in Brazilian favelas. Journal of Business Venturing, 36(6), 106162.

Goldszmidt, R., Behr, P., Zucco, C., Lenz, A., Gonzalez, L,. Valdivia, M. (2021). Microcredit Impacts: Evidence from a Large-Scale Observational Study in Brazil. European Journal of Development Research. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1057/s41287-021-00448-3.

Andretti, B., Goldszmidt, R. B., & Andrade, E. B. (2021). How changes in menu quality associate with subsequent expenditure on (un) healthy foods and beverages in school cafeterias: A three-year longitudinal study. Preventive Medicine, 146, 106456.

Zucco, C., Lenz, A. K., Goldszmidt, R., & Valdivia, M. (2020). Face-to-face vs. Virtual assistance to entrepreneurs: evidence from a field experiment in Brazil. Economics Letters, 188, 108922.

Goldszmidt, R. B., Buttendorf, A. R., Schuldt Filho, G., Souza Jr, J. M., & Bianchini, M. A. (2019). The impact of generic labels on the consumption of and adherence to medication: a randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Public Health, 29(1), 12-17.

Ferreira, C. M., Goldszmidt, R., & Andrade, E. B. (2019). The short-and long-term impact of an incentive intervention on healthier eating: a quasi-experiment in primary-and secondary-school cafeterias in Brazil. Public Health Nutrition, 22(9), 1675-1685.

Mansur, J., Sobral, F., & Goldszmidt, R. (2017). Shades of paternalistic leadership across cultures. Journal of World Business, 52(5), 702-713.

Goldszmidt, R. G. B., Brito, L. A. L., & de Vasconcelos, F. C. (2011). Country effect on firm performance: A multilevel approach. Journal of Business Research, 64(3), 273-279.

Rezende Francisco, E., Aranha, F., Zambaldi, F., & Goldszmidt, R. (2007). Electricity consumption as a predictor of household income: a spatial statistics approach. In Advances in Geoinformatics (pp. 267-282). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

Última atualização: 09/05/2023