I am an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Howard University. I am an applied microeconomist researching topics in Economics of Education, Labor, and Development Economics, with an emphasis in socioeconomic, gender, and racial inequality.

For the academic year 2023-24, I am a visiting scholar at the Center for Education Efficacy, Excellence, and Equity (E4) in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University.


Contact me at anapaula.melo@howard.edu or anamelo.econ@gmail.com


  • Ph.D., Ag. and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2021)
  • M.A., Economics, Universidade de São Paulo (2016)
  • B.A., Economics, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (2011)