Francisco Costa is an environmental and development economist with work on land use, climate change, energy efficiency, and regional development. His main research agenda concentrates on understanding how market incentives and policies can shape land use in tropical forests, with a focus on the Amazon rainforest. He is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware, and an Invited Researcher at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). Before joining the University of Delaware, he was an Assistant Professor at Getulio Vargas Foundation's Brazilian School of Economics and Finance (FGV EPGE). He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics and his M.A. and B.A. from FGV EPGE.