Lecture: "Is Brazil Taking Off?" by Aldo Musacchio, PhD, Harvard University

Date: 05.13.2010

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Gandhi Hall 209

Aldo Musacchio, PhDFree.  Presented by The International Studies Concentration, Soka University 

Brazil is the new darling of international investors and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil charismatic president, is now a world leader. Moreover, Brazil is one of the countries that suffered less in the global financial crisis. Do the fundamentals of the Brazilian economy justify the hype of international investors? Does Brazil belong in the club of the fastest growing economies, next to China and India? Is Brazil taking off? Or is Brazil the next bubble?

Aldo Musacchio, PhD is Associate Professor of Business at Harvard Business School and Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economics.  Born in Mexico, he completed his studies at the London School of Economics, ITAM, and Stanford University.  Professor Musacchio's research interests and experience include corporate governance, economic institutions, political economy and privatization.  His current research project looks at the conditions that have allowed Brazilian state-owned enterprises to be relatively efficient, even when compared to their private counterparts  interests.