LSE public lecture
Date: Monday 27 January 2014
Venue: Shaw Library, Old Building
Speaker: Alexandre A. Tombini
Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun
In his lecture Governor Tombini will discuss the current state of the Brazilian economy and perspectives on the future, with a focus on monetary policy.
Alexandre Tombini is governor of Banco Central do Brasil, a position he has held since January 2011. He is a member of the BIS Board of Directors since December 2013, and also holds the position of co-chair of the FSB Regional Group of the Americas since July 2013 and the position of chairman of CEMLA´s Board of Governors since May 2013. He was deputy governor for financial system regulation and bank licensing at the Central Bank of Brazil and has held other positions at the board level, since June 2005, including in the area of international affairs and of special studies. Previous to joining the board of Banco Central do Brasil, he was senior advisor to the board of the International Monetary Fund, in Washington DC. Earlier in his career, he held various senior positions in banking and international trade, working for Banco Central do Brasil, the Brazilian Government and at Universidade de Brasília. The nomination to his current post required Senate approval. Mr Tombini holds a PhD degree in Economics from University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign, and an undergraduate degree from Universidade de Brasília, at Brasília.
A copy of Governor Tombini's presentation can be downloaded here:
Brazil's Economic Outlook
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