Accelerating economic reforms: OECD presents report on Brazil at FGV webinar

The speakers will be Jens Arnold, head of the Brazil Section of the OECD’s Economics Department; FGV IBRE specialists Armando Castelar and Fernando Veloso; and Professor José Féres of FGV EPGE. The OECD’s report presents the challenges that the Brazilian economy will have to face in the short and medium term, as well as clear recommendations for policies that the government ought to adopt.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which periodically produces an economic survey on Brazil, recently published the 2020 edition of this report, which is particularly significant this year, given the pandemic’s strong economic impacts in Brazil and around the world. The study shows the importance of accelerating structural reforms, a topic that will permeate the Accelerating Economic Reforms Webinar: 2020 OECD Report on Brazil, to be held on Thursday, December 17, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, on FGV’s YouTube channel. The virtual meeting is being organized jointly by Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Brazilian School of Economics and Finance (FGV EPGE) and Brazilian Institute of Economics (FGV IBRE).

The speakers will be Jens Arnold, head of the Brazil Section of the OECD’s Economics Department; FGV IBRE specialists Armando Castelar and Fernando Veloso; and Professor José Féres of FGV EPGE. The OECD’s report presents the challenges that the Brazilian economy will have to face in the short and medium term, as well as clear recommendations for policies that the government ought to adopt.

The situation pointed out by the OECD is in line with what Brazilian economists have identified as areas of concern for Brazil: the fragile public finances, which have been further impacted by government spending to boost the economy and higher income transfer spending; discussion about how to strengthen social welfare policies to reduce inequality and poverty; and structural reforms, such as tax and administrative reforms, to improve the business environment.

The meeting is aimed at economists, managers, market players, economics students and anyone else interested in the subject. To sign up for free, click here.