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Creative Economy, Culture and Development in Brazil: An Overview about the Academic and Public Policy Agenda

  • K-3.11, Strand Campus Strand London, England United Kingdom (map)

The Brazil Institute invites you to a lecture by Dr. Leanrdo Valiati, a professor from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). 


Nowadays, the field of Creative and Cultural Economy has become a relevant point for policy makers and academics. At the Center for International Studies on Government at Rio Grande do Sul’s Federal University (UFRGS - Brazil) you can find the Working Group (WG) “Creative Economy, Culture and Development”, one of the most important hubs in Brazil that focuses on producing applied and theoretical research about these themes. In an applied way of research, among other partnerships, the working group has a long term cooperation (2012-2018) with the Ministry of Culture in Brazil with a primary focus in producing critical mass in order to improve in the areas of public policy in the Creative and Cultural Economy.

In a theoretical way of research, the group - professors, graduates and undergraduate students - produces several papers, dissertations, theses and joint research projects with national and international partners concerning these themes. Currently, the group has international agreements for academic exchanges and joint research projects with the Erasmus University of Rotterdam (Netherlands); the University of Valencia (Spain) and Sorbonne University (Paris, France).  The results that emerge from the WG are allocated in four areas: Internationalisation in Cultural Industries; Labour Markets in Creative Economy; New Models of Business in Creative Economy; and Funding and Financing in Culture.

Therefore, the lecture will give a broad view about the most recent produce from the WG Creative Economy, Culture and Development, emphasizing: central theoretical points from a developmental point of view; the main joint research projects with international partners; to report the most important databases, indicators and analysis produced; to describe principal technologies transferred to local and federal governments; and the challenges of public policy relating to the state of arts in the Cultural and Creative Economy.



Dr. Valiati is an Economist, and has a masters degree in Urban planning with an emphasis on Economics of Culture and a PhD in Development Economics (PPGE-UFRGS). He is a Professor of Economics and International Relations at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).  He is also a Professor, Consultant, and an Advisor in Economy of Culture at a number of national and international institutions, such as Brazil’s Ministry of Culture, UNESCO, Organisation of Ibero American States (OEI), and the University of Valencia, Spain. 

This talk, part of the King's Brazil Institute Research Seminar Series, will be followed by a Q&A and wine.