Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics, Urban Economics and Public Economics


Prof. Sanfelice has joined the Economics Department at Temple University in the Fall of 2019. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from University of Rochester. Prior to her doctoral studies she also received a M.A. in Economics from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in 2010, and a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from the University of São Paulo in 2008. Her professional experiences include working at the World Bank as a Junior Professional Associate and at the City of São Paulo Education Department. Her research focuses on Applied Microeconomics, with applications to topics on Development, Public, Urban Economics and Political Economy.


Selected Publications

  • Sanfelice, V. (2019). Are safe routes effective? Assessing the effects of Chicago’s Safe Passage program on local crimes. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 164, 357-373.
  • Andalón, M., Azevedo, J. P., Rodríguez-Castelán, C., Sanfelice, V., & Valderrama-González, D. (2016). Weather shocks and health at birth in Colombia. World Development, 82, 69-82.
  • Firpo, S., Ponczek, V., & Sanfelice, V. (2015). The relationship between federal budget amendments and local electoral power. Journal of Development Economics, 116, 186-198.

Courses Taught

  • Econ 3503 - Introduction to Econometrics