Euclides was born in Brazil and grew up in the city of Recife which is the fourth largest urban area in Brazil. It’s in the state of Pernambuco in norther Brazil. He attended the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) where he received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Economics.
Euclides is a George W. Bush Institute Doctoral Fellow. This is the most prestigious fellowship awarded by the SMU Economics department and is funded by the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative. In June 2018, The George W. Bush Institute and the SMU Department of Economics launched the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative. By leveraging the strengths of both institutions, The Initiative promotes policy relevant research at the frontier of many important economic issues.
Texas is a great place for Euclides given his interest in country music and his hope of seeing a George Strait concert!