17th Economics Forum discusses role of public investment and economic recovery

This year, the event will be free of charge and online, broadcast live on FGV’s YouTube channel
Economics
01 December 2020
17th Economics Forum discusses role of public investment and economic recovery

On December 2 and 7, the Center for Studies on New Developmentalism at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Sao Paulo School of Business Administration (FGV EAESP) will hold the 17th Economics Forum. This year, the event will be free of charge and online, broadcast live on FGV’s YouTube channel.

On the first day, December 2, starting at 3 pm, the participants will address “The Role of Public Investment in the Recovery of Brazil’s Economy.” The aim is to discuss how renewed public sector investment seems to be essential to stimulate the level of activity in the Brazilian economy, improve its competitiveness and overcome social problems. How can public investment aid the recovery of the Brazilian economy? Is it necessary to have a target for this kind of investment? How could it be financed?

The debaters will be Andre Lara Resende, an economist with a doctorate from MIT who was one of the creators of the Brazilian government’s Real Plan; Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira, the director of FGV’s Center for Studies on New Developmentalism; Manoel Pires, a researcher at the Brazilian Institute of Economics (FGV IBRE); and Monica de Bolle, a researcher at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and a professor at Johns Hopkins University. The moderator will be Nelson Marconi, the coordinator of FGV’s Center for Studies on New Developmentalism.

On the second day of the event, December 7, starting at 2 pm, the topic will be “Will Brazil Grow Again?” The aim is to discuss the Brazilian economy, which seems to be adrift without a post-COVID-19 strategy. What are the possibilities for improvement? What will we need to do to resume growth? 

The debaters will be Professor Daniela Campello of FGV EBAPE; Luiz Carlos Mendonça de Barros, an economist, former president of Brazil’s national development bank, BNDES, and a former communications minister; Luiz Guilherme Schymura, the director of FGV IBRE; and Nelson Barbosa, a researcher at FGV IBRE, professor at FGV EESP and the university of Brasilia, and former finance minister. The moderator will once again be Nelson Marconi, the coordinator of FGV’s Center for Studies on New Developmentalism.

For more information about the 17th Economics Forum and to sign up, click here.

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