New book compiles economic and legal analysis of regulatory reforms in Brazil
In order to make an academic contribution for master’s and doctoral students and others who are interested in regulation, a new book by the FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School, in partnership with its Graduate Program in Regulatory Law (PPGD), brings together some examples of recent regulatory reforms in Brazil, analyzed based on economic and legal concepts.
Direito, economia e reformas regulatórias (“Law, economics and regulatory reforms”) was produced using the content of Regulation and Competition in Infrastructure Sectors, a course taught by professors Armando Castelar Pinheiro and Patrícia Sampaio, the book’s organizers. All the chapters are based on articles produced by doctoral students, presenting case studies that illustrate some of the main topics covered in the course in question.
The book’s organizers set out to present recent Brazilian cases showing the application of elements of regulatory theory to practical experiences of regulatory reforms. Regulatory changes already implemented or under discussion in sectors such as the postal service, highways, sanitation, electricity and health are addressed.
The master’s and doctoral courses offered by the FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School were the first programs in Brazil to be fully dedicated to the study of regulatory law. The school is promoting domestic research in the field of regulation as a leader in educating researchers capable of carrying out academic work to improve Brazil’s institutional arrangements, thereby contributing to the country’s socioeconomic development.
The publication is available free of charge in FGV’s Digital Library.