Overview Seminar debates economic and political prospects for 2019

The seminar will outline the possible political and economic scenarios that could play out in 2019, considering the potential improvement in internal confidence and a still shady external scenario, as the global economy cools down and trade tensions between the U.S. and China increase, taking a toll on emerging economies.
Economics
07 December 2018
Overview Seminar debates economic and political prospects for 2019

The market reacted positively to the outcome of the presidential elections and now looks forward to the changes promised by the new administration, as well as their impacts on the economy. The tall order of putting Brazil back on track and the pressing need to dish out a series of reforms will be discussed in the 4th Overview Seminar of 2018, to be held by FGV’s Brazilian Institute of Economics (IBRE). The event will take place on February 10, at 4 p.m., at FGV’s Cultural Center (Praia de Botafogo, 190. Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro/RJ).

The seminar will outline the possible political and economic scenarios that could play out in 2019, considering the potential improvement in internal confidence and a still shady external scenario, as the global economy cools down and trade tensions between the U.S. and China increase, taking a toll on emerging economies.

During the meeting created for students, economists, professionals in the field and others interested in this particular subject, IBRE researchers will draw an overview of the challenges faced by the next administration, in addition to sharing projections for some of the main macroeconomic indicators. The 2019 agenda already features some of them: the new minimum wage rule, adjustments in civil servant salaries, social security reform, state debts, tax crisis, spending ceiling, and the tax reform, to name a few.

This colossal task will need support from both the House and the Senate, where the president-elect still lacks the majority of representatives. Considering the relevance of this subject and its direct effects on the economy, the event will also analyze the new layout of the House and Senate, which is paramount to pass these reforms.

The event will include IBRE researchers and economists Armando Castelar Pinheiro, José Júlio Senna, Silvia Matos and Samuel Pessôa, as well as political scientist Carlos Pereira, professor of FGV’s Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE).

Go to the website to learn more and register.