Mariana obtained her law degree (LLB) from the University of Sao Paulo, and her master’s (LLM) and Doctorate from Yale Law School. She is currently a Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. She has published extensively on law and development, including three co-authored books with Michael J. Trebilcock: Institutional Bypasses: A Strategy to Promote Reforms for Development (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Advanced Introduction to Law and Development (Edward Elgar, 2014), and What Makes Poor Countries Poor (Edward Elgar, 2011). A Brazilian national, she has taught courses at Centre for Transnational Legal Studies in London, Direito Rio – Getulio Vargas Foundation Law School in Brazil, ITAM Law School in Mexico, Los Andes Law School in Colombia, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina and University of Puerto Rico School of Law in the United States. Her scholarship focuses on law and development, corruption and comparative law.