Category Archives: Life

Brazil on the World Economic History Congress (Kyoto 2015)

Economic historians from around the world met in Kyoto from 3 to 7 of August. As a major event, it is a good thermometer on what is driving the attention of the academic community. How did Brazil do? Taking an objective … Continue reading

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A test for Brazilian democracy

Amidst a history full of oligarchies and military coups, Brazilian democracy emerges and give signs of maturity. An exciting presidential race challenges the supremacy of popular party PT, in office after 12 years. But what could be an easy reelection … Continue reading

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Brazil presidential elections: Where will Marina voters go?

Ibope and Datafolha polls both shows Aecio Neves with 51% of valid votes, while Dilma Rousseff has 49%. Where will Marina Silva’s voters go? First take of  Ibope poll: 64% of Marina Silva’s voters in the first round choose Aecio in … Continue reading

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TED Global in Rio

 For the first in Brazil, TED Global will take place in Rio October 6-10th 2014. The first day was dedicated to projects of the young proteges  “adopted” by the foundation that organizes the event. The so-called TED Fellows – twenty … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the D Day celebrations and Portinari’s War and Peace at the Grand Palais

Brazilians didn’t have much to do with the Second World War but here in Paris it is hard to forget the date. Celebrations are extensive. Tv and local newspapers have a huge coverage of the event and of course, the odd … Continue reading

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Itau’s econometric model on the FIFA World Cup

Serious economists don’t think exclusively about money and business.. they also use their skills and knowledge to fun stuff as answering the question: what team has more chances to win the FIFA World Cup. Itau’s team of economists created a … Continue reading

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Brazil: our highlights of 2012

2012 was a year of contrasts for Brazil. To start with, FDI was record  but the country is not cheap anymore. Momentum is still positive. 7 out of 10 business leaders  interviewed by the E&Y attractiveness survey point Brazil as the most attractive place to establish … Continue reading

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