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Guilherme Lichand

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Guilherme Lichand

Assistant Professor

Assistant: Luci Parker

Office: CERAS 519


Guilherme is proudly Brazilian. His research focuses on sources of educational inequities in the global South and on solutions with the potential to overturn them. He holds a PhD in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University. He was previously the UNICEF Professor of Child Well-being and Development at the University of Zurich. Guilherme is also a co-founder of Brazilian EdTech Movva, a student success management system supporting vulnerable students graduate college. He was acknowledged by the Schwab Foundation as top-10 Brazilian social entrepreneur in 2020 (post-Covid legacy) and by MIT Technology Review as the top under-35 Brazilian innovator in 2014. His research has been published in numerous scientific journals, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) and Nature Human Behavior, and campaigns featuring his work won multiple awards, including two lions at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Other Titles

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education

Program Affiliations


Research Interests

Achievement | Adolescence | Assessment, Testing and Measurement | Child Development | Data Sciences | Early Childhood | Economics and Education | Educational Policy | Elementary Education | Equity in Education | Gender Issues | International and Comparative Education | Learning Differences | Literacy and Language | Math Education | Motivation | Parents and Family Issues | Poverty and Inequality | Research Methods | School Reform | Social and Emotional Learning | Special Education | Teachers and Teaching | Technology and Education

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Recent Publications

Lichand, G., Christen, J., & Egeraat, E. V. (2024). Neglecting students' socio-emotional skills magnified learning losses during the pandemic. NPJ Science of Learning, 9(1), 28.

Lichand, G., & Dória, C. A. (2024). The lasting impacts of remote learning in the absence ofremedial policies: Evidence from Brazil. PNAS, 121(22).

Wolf, S., & Lichand, G. (2023). Nudging parents and teachers to improve learning and reduce child labor in Cote d'Ivoire. NPJ Science of Learning, 8(1), 37.

Guilherme Lichand in the News & Media

Photo: Andrew Brodhead
September 28, 2023
GSE News
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