Upcoming: Brazilian Symposium on Global Economic Challenges

A collaboration between Tel Aviv University and Brazil’s INSPER: Institute of Education and Research
27 November 2012

The uncertainty and volatility of today’s global financial markets present many challenges and opportunities with regard to the growth of developed and emerging economies. The “Challenges and Prospects for the World Economy” Symposium aims to elucidate the main obstacles and possibilities for economic development in coming years, particularly for Brazil.


The event is being co-organized by the Brazilian Friends of Tel Aviv University and INSPER, a leading center for education and research in business and economics. To be held on August 15, 2012, at INSPER’s Steffi and Max Perlman Auditorium in São Paulo, Brazil, the symposium will attract leading businessmen and professionals in the field.  


Israel Prize winner Prof. Elhanan Helpman of Tel Aviv University and Harvard University will lecture on microeconomic challenges in conjunction with Tel Aviv University's Prof. Alex Cukierman, who will speak on the role of monetary and fiscal policy. Other notable lecturers will include Carlos Hamilton Vasconcelos Araujo, Deputy Governor for Economic Policy at the Central Bank of Brazil; and Octavio de Barros, Research Director and Chief Economist of Badesco. President of INSPER, Claudio Haddad, will deliver the opening address.


This highly anticipated symposium will bring together expertise from across the globe and provide novel insight into the complexities of the current global economic climate.


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