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Brazil's Development Challenges: A Personal View

  • K3.11, Strand Campus Strand London, England United Kingdom (map)

The Brazil Institute invites you to a lecture by Professor Edmund Amann.


Brazil's current economic and political crisis underscores a critical point: despite decades of reform the country remains beset by structural obstacles which prevent its ascent onto a permanent path of sustainable, inclusive growth. This seminar presents a personal view of these development challenges. With the October 2018 elections in mind, it also considers the likelihood that they can be successfully addressed.



Edmund Amann is Professor of Brazilian Studies at Leiden University and Visiting Professorial Lecturer at the School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. Previously he was Reader in Development Economics in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester and Research Fellow at the University of Oxford Centre for Brazilian Studies. His research centres on regulation, innovation and foreign direct investment in a developing country context. Much of his work focuses on the experiences of Latin America, especially Brazil. He has published in a wide range of development and economics journals including World Development and Oxford Development Studies. In addition, he has acted as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank and was author of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Brazil Country Report. He is Co-Editor of the Oxford Handbook of the Brazilian Economy (forthcoming).


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