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Changing Role of the State: Brazil in Global Perspective

January 28, 2:00 pm - January 29, 5:00 pm

Recognizing the imperative of restoring global growth, the Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia-SIPA and the Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro, have joined forces to produce a ten-part series. The series brings together experts from around the world, including Brazil and other emerging markets, and continues through May 2021. The series will treat subjects ranging from fiscal and monetary challenges, inequality and health, labor markets and social policies, and key sectors, such as energy and technology.

We are pleased to announce the launch of this new series on January 28-29. In two separate sessions, speakers will provide an overview of global economic conditions and how these conditions will help or constrain economic recovery in Brazil and other middle-income economies.

On January 28th, 2021, at 2:00 pm EST, our first panel will discuss an overview of the world economy and Brazil’s challenges post-pandemic. To register, click here.


José Scheinkman – Professor of Economics, Columbia University

Jacob Lew – Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University and Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Willem Buiter – Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University and Former Chief Economist, Citigroup

Monica de Bolle – Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Opening Remarks by Merit E. Janow – Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Moderator: Safwan Masri – Executive Vice-President for Global Centers and Global Development, Columbia University

Comments by Jan Svejnar – Director, Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia SIPA


On January 29th, 2021, at 9:00 am EST, our second panel will discuss Brazil’s structural challenges and the growth agenda. To register click here.


Laura Carvalho – Professor of Economics, Universidade de São Paulo

Edmund Amann – Professor of Eocnomics, Leiden University

Debora Revoltella – Chief Economics, European Investment Bank

Otaviano Canuto – Professor, Columbia Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies

Alvaro Pereira – Director of the Country Studies branch at the OECD Economics Department

Comments by Albert FIshlow – Professor Emeritus, Columbia University

Opening remarks by Jan Svejnar – Director, Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia SIPA

Moderator: Thomas Trebat – Director, Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro


Simultaneous translation from English to Portuguese will be available. | Este evento contará com tradução simultânea do inglês para o português.

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Center on Global Economic Governance


January 28, 2:00 pm
January 29, 5:00 pm
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