Pedro H. C. Sant’Anna

Pedro H. C. Sant’Anna, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University. His research focuses on development of causal inference tools using semi- and non-parametric methods.


Sant’Anna received his B.A. in economics from Ibmec-MG (Brazil) in 2009, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain) in 2011 and 2015, respectively. He is a recipient of the 2016 Arnold Zellner Thesis Award in Econometrics and Statistics, awarded by the American Statistical Association.

Much of his recent work aims to develop and better understand Difference-in-Differences (DiD) methods. He is the coauthor of several open-source R packages for Difference-in-Differences and related methods, including did (for DiD with variation in treatment timing), DRDID (for doubly robust DiD), and staggered (for efficient estimation in staggered rollout designs).

He has published in leading journals such as the Journal of Econometrics and the Journal of Business & Economic Statistics.

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