Governance and public management in developing countries discussed at event
FGV’s Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE) will welcome Professor Claudia N. Avellaneda (Indiana University – USA) on March 7, at 10 p.m., for another meeting of the Graduate Seminars series. An expert in governance and public management in developing countries, the professor, who also participates in the CNPq research project led by Professor Alketa Peci, will present a study on the factors behind government performance in Latin American municipalities, focusing on the role of the head of the local executive branch: the mayor.
In her field research, Avellaneda does personal interviews and experimental analyses with Latin American mayors. She explores the impact of education, experience, networking, and political support of mayors to provide social services, public finance, tax collection, and the decision-making process. She later expanded this research track beyond Brazilian municipalities, also covering Honduras, Colombia, and El Salvador. Avellaneda’s research currently focuses on Chilean, Mexican, Peruvian, Guatemalan, and Ecuadorian municipalities, particularly focusing on aspects involving decentralization, public policy, innovation, governance, and public management.
The purpose of the Graduate Seminars program is to promote high-level debate regarding ongoing research in the field of Administration and related areas. The seminars target all Master’s and PhD students, in addition to researchers interested in the subject. The event will be held in English and is open to the public.
Go to the website for more information and to register.