10th Annual Monetary Policy Seminar welcomes president of Brazilian Central Bank

Center for Monetary Studies event will pay tribute to Affonso Celso Pastore and debate “last mile” challenges in the fight against inflation.
17 May 2024
10th Annual Monetary Policy Seminar welcomes president of Brazilian Central Bank

The Center for Monetary Studies at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Brazilian Institute of Economics (FGV IBRE) is holding the 10th Annual Monetary Policy Seminar, whose keynote speaker will be the president of the Brazilian Central Bank, Roberto Campos Neto. This public event will be livestreamed on FGV’s YouTube channel on May 24, starting at 2 p.m. The seminar will also include a tribute to economist and professor Affonso Celso Pastore, who died in February of this year.

Pastore long maintained both interpersonal and professional ties with FGV. In particular, since its creation in 2009, he coordinated the activities of the Economic Cycle Dating Committee (CODACE), which was set up at FGV IBRE in order to establish a benchmark chronology for economic cycles. With regard to the Center for Monetary Studies’ Annual Monetary Policy Seminars, he participated in the first nine ones, enlivening the debates with his unique way of presenting his ideas.

The meeting’s first block will highlight some key aspects of Pastore’s life story and the legacy left by the professor. In the second part of the event, current trends in monetary policy in Brazil and other countries will be debated, emphasizing the difficulties present in the so-called “last mile” in the fight against the spike in inflation that occurred during the pandemic.

Here is the full schedule:

Keynote Speech – 2 p.m.

Introduction: Luiz Guilherme Schymura, director, FGV IBRE

Speaker: Roberto Campos Neto, president, Brazilian Central Bank

First Block – Affonso Celso Pastore’s Life Story and Legacy

Moderator: José Júlio Senna, head of Center for Monetary Studies, FGV IBRE


  • Samuel Pessôa, associate researcher, FGV IBRE
  • Marcos de Barros Lisboa, economist, former president of Insper (a higher education institute in Sao Paulo) and former economic policy secretary at the Brazilian Finance Ministry
  • Zeina Latif, economic consultant and managing partner, Gibraltar Consulting

First Block’s Closing Remarks

Speaker: Paulo Picchetti, director, Brazilian Central Bank

Break – 4 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.

Second Block – Debate: “Last Mile Challenges in the Fight Against Inflation”

Introduction and moderator: Afonso Bevilaqua, executive director, International Monetary Fund


  • Mario Mesquita, chief economist, Banco Itaú
  • Eduardo Loyo, partner, Banco BTG Pactual
  • José Júlio Senna, head of Center for Monetary Studies, FGV IBRE

To take part, please sign up here.

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