Ricardo Lima joined the IIES as a graduate student in the fall of 2018, after three years of graduate studies at the Department of Economics at Stockholm University. He received his BSc in Economics from Fluminense Federal University and initiated his studies for a MSc at Stockholm University. He has previously worked as a trainee at Statistics Sweden and as a student intern at the Brazilian Financial and Capital Markets Association. His primary interests are macroeconomics and time series analysis, with particular focus on monetary policy and household finance.