• João Victor Issler,
    Research Director

    Ph.D. in Economics, University of California, San Diego. Professor of Economics at Getulio Vargas Foundation, working on Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Development and Finance. He is Research Associate of the Volatility Institute - Stern School of Business, New York University, and member of the Standing Committee of the Econometric Society of Latin America. Invited Co-Editor of the special issue of the Journal of Econometrics on Common Features in 2006 and of the special issue of 2011 on Forecasting. Principal Investigator of the National Institute of Science and Technology (INCT) on Education, Economic Development and Social Inclusion.

  • Pedro Cavalcanti Ferreira,
    Executive Director

    Pedro Cavalcanti Ferreira is professor of the EPGE-FGV, Brazilian School of Economics and Finance, since 1993, CNPq 1B researcher and was president of the Brazilian Econometric Society in 2001-2002. He holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests are Macroeconomics, Growth and Development, and has published extensively in national and international journals in these areas. Among his recent publications are "The Effect of Social Security, Demography, Health and Technology on Retirement", Review of Economic Dynamics (2013), and "On the Evolution of Total Factor Productivity in Latin America", in Economic Inquiry (2013). In 2012 he organized and edited the book "Economic Development: A Brazilian Perspective." He has worked as a consultant to the World Bank and the Brazilian government in areas such as infrastructure and growth, fiscal policy, productivity and long-term effects trade liberalization. Write a monthly column in the newspaper Valor Economico.

  • Roberto Castello Branco,
    Institutional Director

    Roberto Castello Branco has a PhD in Economics from EPGE / FGV and Post Doctoral Fellow in Economics, Department of Economics, University of Chicago. He was Professor of EPGE / FGV, Executive Chairman of IBMEC, Director of the Central Bank of Brazil, Executive Director of financial institutions and Director and Chief Economist of Vale SA. Participated in the Board of Directors of several professional associations linked to the capital market, mining, international trade and foreign direct investment, and has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Getulio Vargas Foundation. Author of "Accelerated growth and the labor market: the Brazilian experience", ed. Foundation Getulio Vargas, and has published several articles in academic journals and major newspapers.