An accomplished economist, Professor Nelson Barbosa, of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, has served with distinction in Brazil’s academia and government. He was deputy minister of Finance from January 2011 until May of this year, a challenging period when the country’s economy entered a rough and maybe long stretch of low growth and rising inflation as the government struggled to create a more inviting environment for domestic and foreign investments, especially in infrastructure. Despite the difficulties of an underperforming economy, Dr. Barbosa left government service with his reputation intact. His departure was lamented by economic agents, analysts and leaders of the business community.
On Friday 20th, Dr. Barbosa will discuss the outlook of the Brazilian economy as the nation embarks in an intense political season leading up to presidential, gubernatorial and congressional elections scheduled for October 2014. Leading Brazilian economists will provide commentary.
Media Coverage post-event:
Claudia Trevisan – Estado de S. Paulo, 09/21/2013
Estado de S. Paulo, 09/21/2013