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State and Development: Fiscal Crises in Brazil

MAR 16, 2018 | 4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM



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March 16, 2018: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM




State & Development: Financial Crises in Brazil

"Fiscal Space for Sustainable Growth in Brazil"
Viviane Luporini, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro‚Äč

"Government and Development"
Zadia M. Feliciano, Queens College, CUNY

Kenneth Erickson, Hunter College, CUNY

Viviane Luporini (Ph.D., City University of New York) is associate professor of Economics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Her research examines fiscal and monetary aspects of the Brazilian economy, the sustainability of the government´s debt and the fiscal conditions for debt management. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Latin American Studies (ILAS) of Columbia University.

Zadia M. Feliciano (Ph.D., Harvard University) is associate professor of Economics at Queens College and the Graduate Center CUNY. Her areas of interest include international economics, labor economics and economic history. Feliciano is co-author of "Foreign Entry into U.S. Service Industry by Takeovers and the Creation of New Firms" (with Jing Sun), 2013; "Foreign Ownership Growth and Wages Changes United States Industries, 1987-1992" (with Robert Lipsey), Contemporary Economic Policy, 2006; and others.

Kenneth Erickson (Ph.D., Columbia University) is professor of Political Science at Hunter College, CUNY. His areas of specialization include comparative politics, Latin American politics, democratization, drugs and public policy, and environmental and energy policy.