Webinar debates economic growth, social indicators and rise in inflation

Here is great pressure for Brazil to start to grow again and generate jobs that were lost in the pandemic. However, prospects for growth are being affected by several factors.

The recent downgrade in projections for Brazil’s growth and social indicators may undermine the president’s chance of reelection. Will there be a second round in the presidential elections? Is there is room for a “third way” candidate? These questions will be explored in an online debate held by Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Sao Paulo School of Economics (FGV EESP) called “Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth.” The event will take place on October 13, at 6 pm, on FGV’s YouTube channel.

There is great pressure for Brazil to start to grow again and generate jobs that were lost in the pandemic. However, prospects for growth are being affected by several factors. Inflation has risen a lot, despite high unemployment, which is forcing the central bank to raise interest rates sharply. Political turbulence and pressure to increase government spending next year are depressing asset prices. Finally, Brazil’s drought is pushing up inflation and it may restrict growth next year.

The speakers will be Solange Srour, chief economist at Credit-Suisse in Brazil; Christopher Garman, managing director for the Americas at Eurasia Group; and Marcos Mollica, head portfolio manager at Opportunity Total Fund.

The moderator will be Marcelo Kfoury Muinhos, professor of economics at FGV EESP.

To take part in the event, please sign up here.

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