Leader: Armando Fornazier

PhD in Economic Development, UNICAMP/Brazil. He is currently professor and researcher at the University of Brasília, Brazil. He was a Guest PhD in the Rural Sociology Group at Wageningen University, Netherlands and concluded his postdoctoral studies at the Program of Social Sciences in Development, Agriculture and Society at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  He also worked as research projects at the Institute for Applied Economic Research in cooperation with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. His research interests include agricultural economics, public food procurement and public policies for rural development.

Leader: Pedro Abel Vieira

Doctorate degree in Agronomy (USP, Brazil) and PhD candidate in Economics (UNICAMP, Brazil). Since 1989, he has been researcher at the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) with focus on agronomy issues and modeling for climate prediction and plant development. Currently, he is working at EMBRAPA’s Bureau of Intelligence and Macrostrategy with an emphasis on integrated management of agricultural risk, bioenergy, regional development, international agricultural trade and scenarios for agriculture.

Chair: Maria Alejandra Madi

Ph.D. in Economics. Chair of the World Economic Association Conferences Program and editor of the WEA Pedagogy Blog. Currently, she is also Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education and director of the Ordem dos Economistas do Brasil. Former Professor at UNICAMP, Brazil (1983-2012), her career includes visiting professorships at the University of Manitoba (2008) and the University of Kassel (2010). More recently, she co-edited some of the WEA books: The economics curriculum: toward a radical reformulation and Ideas toward a new international financial architecture? She also co-edited some of the Green Economic Institute books: The Greening of Global Finance, The Greening of Latin America and The Greening of Global Banking and Finance. Her recent books include Global Financial Development and Small Business in Brazil: competitive global challenges. Her research interests focus on economic development and social justice.