History, achievements and legacy: webinar pays tribute to life and work of Professor Carlos Langoni
On Friday, July 9, at 2 pm, Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Brazilian School of Economics and Finance (FGV EPGE) will hold an event to pay tribute to Professor Carlos Langoni. Among other people, it will feature the economy minister, Paulo Guedes; the president of FGV, Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal; the dean of FGV EPGE, Rubens Penha Cysne; and the vice dean of FGV EPGE, Aloisio Araujo. The event will be broadcast live via Zoom and on FGV’s YouTube channel.
During the meeting, Professor Langoni’s legacy and contributions to Brazil’s economic development will be discussed, as well as his career and pioneering spirit in academic and professional fields. The event will also be attended by economists Joaquim Levy (director of economic strategy and market relations at Safra), José Júlio Senna (FGV IBRE researcher), Marcelo Neri (director of FGV Social and FGV EPGE professor), Roberto Castello Branco (Vale board member), Carlos Eduardo de Freitas (Member of the Regional Economic Council of the Federal District), Edy Luiz Kogut (Chairman of the Board of Directors at Petrobras Distribuidora) and Sergio Werlang (Advisor to FGV President and professor at FGV EPGE).
Carlos Langoni’s life story and legacy
Born on July 24, 1944, Langoni interacted with Fundação Getulio Vargas from an early age, as he started going to FGV’s Nova Friburgo School at the age of nine. He obtained a degree in economics from Rio de Janeiro Federal University. In 1970, he was the first Brazilian to obtain a doctorate in economics at the University of Chicago.
In the 1970s, he began to lecture at FGV EPGE, and in 1973, at the age of 29, he was appointed the school’s dean. In 1975, he launched Brazil’s first economics doctoral program, allowing FGV to have a full-time group of professors for the first time.
In August 1979, Langoni was appointed the director of the Brazilian Central Bank’s Banking Department. He then created the Special Settlement and Custody System (Selic), one of the world’s first systems to guarantee the virtual settlement of public bond transactions. In January 1980, he was appointed the Central Bank’s president and he remained in this position until September 1983.
In 1985, he became the director of FGV EPGE’s Center for International Economic Studies. In the business world, he was the CEO of NM Rothschild Brasil between 1989 and 1997. Throughout his career as a public figure, despite some interruptions to serve the nation, Langoni was always connected to FGV and he became one of the institution’s foremost leaders.
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