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The rise and fall of the Brazilian economy

Hosted by the Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC)

Pethick-Lawrence House, Room 9.04


Laura Carvalho

Laura Carvalho

Associate Professor of Economics at the University of São Paulo


 Professor Robert Wade

Professor Robert Wade

Professor of Political Economy and Development, Department of International Development

A renowned Brazilian economist explores the relationship between the economic and political crisis in Brazil.

As Brazil moved from a period of inclusive growth in the 2000s to one of its deepest economic recessions, the country went on a political rollercoaster that culminated in the election of the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro. What are the main causes of the Brazilian economic crisis and how does it relate to the shift in the political environment? What are the future prospects for the Brazilian economy? These are some of the questions that Laura Carvalho, Brazilian economist and author of “Valsa brasileira: do boom ao caos econômico", will explore in her talk.

Laura Carvalho is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of São Paulo and holds a PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research. Her research focuses on topics in Macroeconomics and Development Economics, particularly on the relationship between economic growth and income distribution. Laura is also a columnist of the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo and the author of “Valsa Brasileira: do boom ao caos econômico”.

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Photo credit: Sao Paulo, Brazil by Kyle Taylor, Flickr, 2007.


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