Past Event

São Paulo | Strategies for Growth: The Changing Role of The State

December 13, 2016
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The two-day conference in Brazil concludes a three-year research initiative led by Columbia University’s Center on Global Economic Governance (CGEG), in conjunction with the Columbia Global Centers in Paris, Beijing, and Rio de Janeiro. The project was developed in response to the global financial crisis of the previous decade and the challenges that Europe, East Asia, and Latin America have faced, both individually and collectively, in its aftermath. In Brazil, participants will discuss strategies for economic growth in the context of fiscal and structural reform policy, monetary and banking issues, and institutional legitimacy and transparency.

Conference organized by Columbia's Center on Global Economic Governance, the Columbia Global Centers, the Escola Brasileira de Administração Pública e de Empresas at Fundação Getúlio Vargas and Canal UmBrasil.



2:00 PM – Registration and Coffee


2:30 PM – Welcoming Remarks

Merit Janow, Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Thomas Trebat, Director Columbia Global Centers Rio de Janeiro

Abram Szajman, President, Fecomercio-SP


2:45 PM – Keynote Speaker

Ilan Goldfajn, President, Central Bank of Brazil

“Overcoming the Crisis in Brazil: The Role of Monetary Policy”


3:15 PM – Overcoming the Crisis in Brazil

José Alexandre Scheinkman, Charles and Lynn Zhang Professor of Economics, Columbia University (moderator)

Otaviano Canuto, Executive Director, World Bank

Marcio Holland, Professor of Economics, FGV-EESP

Debora Revoltella, Director of the Economics Department, European Investment Bank


4:30 PM - Coffee Break


4:45 PM - Panel: Brazil’s Future in a Comparative Perspective

Marcos Troyjo, Co-Director, BRICLab, Columbia University (moderator)

Albert Fishlow, Professor Emeritus of Brazilian Studies, Columbia University

Jan Svejnar, Director, Center on Global Economic Governance, Columbia SIPA

Shang-Jin Wei, N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy and Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia SIPA

Ana Carla Abrão, Secretary of Finance, State of Goias


6:00 PM - Closing Remarks and Next Steps


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