Pandemic Brazil: Economic and Political Upheaval in Times of COVID-19

Sep 10, 2020, 4:30 pm4:30 pm
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Event Description

A Brazil LAB event with Monica de Bolle and Malu Gaspar. Moderated by Thomas Fujiwara.

Monica de Bolle is a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC. Her research focuses on macroeconomics, foreign exchange policy, monetary and fiscal policy, trade and inequality, financial regulation, capital markets, and environmental policy. De Bolle was the director of the Institute for Economic Policy Research (IEPE/Casa das Garças), an influential think tank based in Rio de Janeiro, and worked at the International Monetary Fund. She has authored numerous books, including How to Kill the Blue Butterfly: A Chronicle of the Dilma Era; How to Respond to the Global Financial Crisis? Economic Policies for Brazil; and Pilha de Areia: Ruptura (Sand Stack: Rupture).

Malu Gaspar is an award-winning investigative journalist and writer. She works at Revista Piauí and hosts Foro de Teresina, a podcast on Brazilian politics. Gaspar is the author of Tudo ou Nada: Eike Batista e a Verdadeira História do Grupo X (All or Nothing: Eike Batista and the True Story of the X Group). She is currently writing a book about Odebrecht, the biggest engineering company in Latin America and that is at the center of Brazil’s recent anti-corruption crusade.

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