Panorama Brasil 2018

Location: Sao Paulo, Brasil Date: April 26th


Panorama Brasil

At a series of exclusive briefings, our  Brazil team will launch special reports tackling the economic problems that the country must face to grow again in a sustainable manner - generating income, employment, and lower social inequality.

Ana Carla Abrão (Oliver Wyman), Marcos Lisboa (Insper) and Vinicius Carrasco (PUC-Rio) are launching the first article of the Panorama Brasil series on April 26th to contribute to the agenda for structural reforms in Brazil.

Panorama Brasil is a collection of papers that aim to identify and diagnose the main economic issues of the Brazilian outlook, which are fundamental to the economic and social development of the country. The papers translate complex themes into a simple language, ready to be brought to the center of the debate.

Oliver Wyman will publish the series as an independent and unbiased project, without outside sponsorship. Each report will be launched at roundtables with leading academics and experts on the topics to foster the discussion and engagement. The events will take place at Insper throughout this year, covering issues such as state reform, fiscal balance, infrastructure, telecommunications, credit market, state-own banks, education, among others.

On the first event, the organizers will introduce the initiative, present its objectives, the upcoming work, as well as discuss the results of the first paper: “Brazil: income and productivity in the last two decades”.

This event will be open for specialized press and guests only.

Date: April 26th 2018

Time: 9:00am-11:30am (BRT)

Address: Insper - Rua Quatá, 300, Vila Olímpia - São Paulo / SP

Parking: Rua Uberabinha, s/n


Event schedule:

09:00 – Reception and welcome coffee

09:30 – Opening presentation of Marcos Lisboa (Insper)

09:45 – Presentation of Ana Carla Abrão (Oliver Wyman)

10:00 – Presentation of Vinícius Carrasco (PUC-Rio)

10:15 – Q&A session

11:15 – Closing and invitation for the next event


ANA CARLA ABRÃO is a partner of Oliver Wyman and president of the Fiscal Management Council of São Paulo. Previously, she has been secretary of finance of Goiás state (2015-2016), where she promoted a strong fiscal adjustment. Ana Carla has also worked as director of Risk and Modelling at Itaú Unibanco, chief economist at Tendências Consultoria Integrada, and analyst at the Brazilian Central Bank. Ana Carla holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of São Paulo (USP), a master's degree from the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV). Her doctoral thesis, which included essays on credit spread, bankruptcy law and credit market, received the Haralambos Simeonidis award, considered the most important academic award in Brazil.

MARCOS LISBOA is president of Insper. Previously he has been executive director and vice-president of Itaú Unibanco, and president of the Brazilian Reinsurance Institute (IRB). Marcos has also been secretary of economic policy of the ministry of finance between 2003 and 2005, when he developed an agenda of microeconomic reforms. He also worked as assistant professor of economics at the Brazilian School of Economics and Finance of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (1998-2002) and at the Department of Economics at Stanford University (1996-1998). Marcos holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

VINICIUS CARRASCO is assistant professor of economics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and chief economist and Stone Co. Vinicius main interest is microeconomic theory and having worked mainly with auctions and mechanism design, banking economics, and industrial organization. Between 2016 and 2017, he has also been the director of planning and research at the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES). Vinicius holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University and a master's degree from the (PUC-Rio).