André Barreira da Silva Rocha

André Barreira da Silva Rocha

Dr. André Barreira da Silva Rocha holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Essex, England (2011). He was a professor at the Universities of Essex, Greater Manchester and Leicester before becoming a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, where he has carried out his research and teaching activities since January 2014. He has experience in the areas of Mathematics Applied, Operational Research and Finance, working on the following research themes: evolutionary game theory, genetic algorithms, agent-based simulation, evolution of cooperation in games and real options. Before starting his doctorate, he worked in industry at the companies Eletronuclear, Vale, Banco Itaú, Petrobrás Distribuidora, Varig and Banco Santander. He is a member of the Finance and Investment Analysis Concentration Area.

Recent Publications:

LARUELLE, ANNICK ; ROCHA, ANDRÉ ; MANINI, CLAUDIA ; LÓPEZ, JOSÉ I. ; INARRA, ELENA . Effects of Heterogeneity on Cancer: A Game Theory Perspective. BULLETIN OF MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY, v. 85, p. 72, 2023

DA SILVA ROCHA, ANDRÉ BARREIRA; SALOMÃO, GABRIEL MEYER . Environmental Policy Regulation and Corporate Compliance inEvolutionary Game Models with Well-mixed and Structured Populations. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, v. 279, p. 486-501, 2019


Barreira da Silva Rocha, A. Social outcomes due to the interplay between language competition and ideology struggle. Physica A – Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, v. 492, p. 1340-1351, 2018.

Subjects taught:

ENG1539 Introduction to Economic Theory (DEI – undergraduate),

ENG9539 Introduction to Economic Theory (DEI – undergraduate),

ENG1023 Introduction to Economics for Engineers (DEI – undergraduate),

FIN0214 Financial Engineering (IAG-MBA)

FIN0161 Derivatives (IAG-MBA)

FIN1067 Technical Analysis (IAG-MBA)


PhD in Economics, 2011, University of Essex, England.

Masters in Economics, 2007, University of Essex, England.

Master in International Economics, 2005, ISEG, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Master’s in Business Administration, 2003, PUC-Rio, Brazil.

Degree in Civil Engineering, UFRJ, 1998, Brazil.


Best Paper Award at the Global Business and Technology Association (GBATA) Annual Conference, 2004.