Specialists debate fiscal policy at webinar - FGV IBRE

The virtual meeting is part of a series of debates that FGV IBRE and O Estado de S. Paulo will hold in the next few months, on topics such as economic growth, social policy and monetary policy, in order to better inform Brazilian society about the country’s main problems and assist the formulation of more efficient public policies through studies, research and reflection

The Brazilian government, like the governments of other countries around the world, reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic with intensive fiscal and monetary policy measures. Examples include emergency welfare payments and transfers to state and municipal governments, especially to pay for health. The impact and reach of these measures, in light of Brazil’s delicate fiscal situation, will be the subject of a debate called “Fiscal Policy Paths,” to be held jointly by Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Brazilian Institute of Economics (FGV IBRE), which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, and the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo. The event will take place on March 18, at 10 am. The free webinar will be broadcast on FGV’s YouTube and LinkedIn channels, and on O Estado de S. Paulo’s YouTube channel.

The virtual meeting is part of a series of debates that FGV IBRE and O Estado de S. Paulo will hold in the next few months, on topics such as economic growth, social policy and monetary policy, in order to better inform Brazilian society about the country’s main problems and assist the formulation of more efficient public policies through studies, research and reflection.

The event will feature Manoel Pires, an associate researcher at FGV IBRE; Professor Laura Carvalho of the University of São Paulo’s Economics, Administration, Accounting and Actuarial Science School; and Fábio Giambiagi, an economist at the national development bank, BNDES. The moderator will be Adriana Fernandes, a special reporter and columnist at O Estado de S. Paulo.

The webinar is aimed at economists, market players, students in the area and any other people interested in the subject.

To sign up free of charge, click here.