Juliano is a leading agro-economist. He serves as director of the Rio Climate Policy Initiative office. He is a professor in the Department of Economics at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). His research focuses on different aspects of development economics, including agricultural economics, institutions, and financial intermediation. He is a member of the Consortium on Financial Systems and Poverty at the University of Chicago and also works as a consultant for firms, governments, and multi-lateral organisations. At SYSTEMIQ, amongst other areas, he will work on land use change, with a focus on Latin America.