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Facing both political and economic problems, Brazil is attempting to revive its economy. Will the “austerity” measures work, and if so, how long will it take to see progress? Brazil Institute Global Fellow Monica de Bolle provides analysis in this edition of CONTEXT.

Monica Baumgarten de Bolle holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. She is a former IMF Economist (2000-2005), a Professor of Macroeconomics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (2006-Present), and a Director at the Institute for Economic Policy Studies IEPE/Casa das Garças, a think tank based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2010-2014). As an economist, she has authored a number of books on Brazil’s policy challenges and writes regularly for daily newspapers “O Globo” and  “O Estado de São Paulo”. She also contributes economic analysis pieces to the Economist Intelligence Unit.


Monica Baumgarten de Bolle

Monica Baumgarten de Bolle

Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
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