Javier is a second-year MST (Master of Science in Transportation) student from Porto Alegre, Brazil. Before coming to MIT, Javier received a master’s degree in economics from Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (Madrid, Spain) and worked for five years in the World Bank and in the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC as an infrastructure economics consultant. He was involved in the economic analysis of transport projects in different locations across Latin America. He is interested in transit policy and planning, particularly in the links between public transportation and economic development.
Research Projects: MIT Institute of Data, System, and Society