FGV EPGE professor receives Werner Baer Award for contribution to Brazil’s development
Professor Aloisio Araujo of Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Brazilian School of Economics and Finance (FGV EPGE) is the winner of the 2020 Werner Baer Award. This was announced on December 7 at the opening ceremony of the 48th National Economics Meeting, held by ANPEC.
The Werner Baer Award, sponsored by the Lemann Foundation in partnership with the University of Illinois, pays tribute to the careers and legacies of renowned researchers. The aim is to recognize exceptional and transformational work, focused on Brazil’s development, specifically in the areas of education economics, education funding, economics teaching and the role of science in the economy.
Aloisio Araujo is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Science and American Economic Association. He is the vice dean of FGV EPGE and one of its professors, as well as an emeritus researcher at the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA), a member of the Brazilian Academy of Science and a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, Econometric Society, Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (of which he is a former president) and the Third World Academy of Sciences. In 1999, he received the Order of Scientific Merit from the president of Brazil. In 2019, he was appointed a special advisor to Brazil’s economy minister.