FGV doctoral dissertations receive honorable mentions in 2019 CAPES Dissertation Awards
Two FGV papers received honorable mentions in the 2019 CAPES Dissertation Awards. They are “Essays on Imperfect Common Knowledge in Macroeconomics,” by a student at the FGV´s Sao Paulo School of Economics (FGV EESP), and “A cognitive approach to scent marketing: the effect of odor priming and processing dynamics on consumer aesthetic preferences and choices,” by a student at the FGV´s Sao Paulo School of Business Administration (FGV EAESP). The list of winners was unveiled on September 11.
The FGV EESP dissertation received an honorable mention in the Economics category. According to Marcel Bertini Ribeiro, the author, traditional macroeconomic models and their recommendations are often based on hypotheses of rational expectations and perfect information. He sought to understand the implications of the existence of imperfect information about the economy and the behavior of other economic agents. The paper was supervised by Professor Bernardo de Vasconcellos Guimarães.
The FGV EAESP dissertation received an honorable mention in the Public and Business Administration, Accounting and Tourism category. The paper, authored by Ramona de Luca, discusses the underlying mechanism by which smell perceptions contribute to consumers’ decision making and the formation of preferences, depending on the connection between smell, cognitive processing and emotional cues. The study was supervised by Professor Delane Botelho.
The CAPES Dissertation Awards are designed to recognize the best doctoral dissertations defended the previous year.
This year’s CAPES Dissertation Awards, the 14th edition, received 1,140 entries, a new record. The awards selected the best doctoral dissertations defended in 2018, in 49 categories. The awards ceremony will be held in Brasilia in December.