The conference is one of the public outreach activities of the joint Ford-MINDS Project on Financial Instability drawing from Hyman Minsky's extensive work on the structure of financial systems to ensure stability for a growing and equitable economy.
The main theme of the conference is "Banking, Financial Instability and Financial Governance in Brazil: Present Questions and Future Prospects". Among the key topics we hope the conference to address will be the financial structure to promote investment in Brazil; Financing long-term assets in Brazil: The Role of Brazil’s Public and Private Sectors Banking, Finance and Emerging Markets’ Financial Instability Today ; the impact of the austerity measures on output and employment; the larger implications of government deficits and debt crises as these relate to the Brazilian economy, macro finance and financial governance and economic policies.
Preliminary conference program:
Banking, Financial Instability, and Financial Governance in Brazil
Friday, July 24
9:00 – 9:30: Opening Remarks
- Leonardo Burlamaqui, Professor of Economics at the State University of Rio de Janeiro
- Nelson Marconi, Professor, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/EESP)
9:30 – 11:00. 1- Banking, Finance and Emerging Markets’ Financial Instability Today
Moderator: Felipe Rezende (MINDS)
- Speaker : Jan Kregel, Senior Scholar, Levy Institute, and Professor, Tallinn University of Technology
- Speaker: Scott Fulwiller, Professor of Economics and James A. Leach Chair in Banking and Monetary Economics, Wartburg College
- Speaker: Dr. Isaac Sidney Menezes Ferreira, Attorney General, Central Bank of Brazil
11:00 – 11:15 : Coffee-Break
11:15-12:45. 2: Macrofinance and Financial Governance
- Speaker: Daniela Magalhães Prates, Professor of Economics at the Institute of Economics of the State University of Campinas
- Speaker: Pablo Santos, Deputy Secretary for Economic Policy, Ministry of Finance, Brazil
- Speaker: Camila Duran, Assistant Professor of Law, University of São Paulo, and Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow.
13:00-14:30: Lunch: Keynote Speaker Nelson Barbosa, Minister, Planning, Budget and Management (MPOG),
14:45 – 16:15: 3. Financing long-term assets in Brazil (1): The Role of Brazil’s Public and Private Sectors
- Speaker: Marcelo Carvalho, Chief economist at Banco BNP Paribas
- Speaker: Marcelo Nascimento, Director of Economic Research, The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)
- Speaker: Harley Scardoelly, CFO and head of investor relations, Gerdau
16:15 – 16:30: Coffee-Break
16:30 – 18:00: Financing long-term assets in Brazil (1): where are the problems and some suggestions for the financial restructuring
Moderator: Leonardo Burlamaqui
- Speaker: Felipe Rezende, Professor of Economics, Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Research Fellow at MINDS
- Speaker: Ernani Teixeira, Professor of Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
- Discussant: Jan Kregel, Senior Scholar, Levy Institute, and Professor, Tallinn University of Technology
+ Round Table discussion
18:00. Closing: What does Brazil need to do in order to resume growth?
When & Where
The Institute for Multidisciplinary Development and Strategy (MINDS) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the discussion of development strategies. Under this purpose, MINDS is involved in a number of initiatives that include (a) conducting research activities related to development strategies, (b) the holding of international conferences and debates about public policies, (c) building an international and multidisciplinary network of researchers dedicated to the issue of development, and (d) assisting the creation of graduate programs and training courses for civil servants and non-governmental organizations.
The target audience of MINDS initiatives are policymakers, academics and government officials. Thus, in disseminating its research results, MINDS seeks to turn them effective with regard to public policies.
MINDS projects are funded by research supporting institutions, being the Ford Foundation its main sponsor. Since 2011, MINDS integrates Ford's iniciative on "Reforming Global Financial Governance", which aims at making global financial institutions more transparent, accountable and effective in delivering financial stability and finance for development.