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Hamilton Coimbra Carvalho

Researcher in Complex Social Problems, Universidade de São Paulo

I employ behavioral science, systems thinking and complexity sciences to understand how to tackle complex social problems. My PhD dissertation was on modeling the replication of low human development in Brazil. I used system dynamics and complexity science as the theoretical foundation to create models that help us understand complex (wicked) social problems. I have presented and published papers on subjects such as corruption, economic development, citizen experience, water crisis and the growth and demise of cigarette consumption. I also have a regular column in a major Brazilian news business, Poder360.


  • 2017–present
    Research associate, Grupo de pesquisas em dinâmica de sistemas - USP
  • 2015–2018
    PhD candidate, Universidade de São Paulo