By Nathaniel Archer Lawrence [6 min read] As discussed in my previous piece “Brazil’s Complicated Relationship with Money,” Brazil has cultivated an abundance of financial education initiatives, 1,400 in fact. Among these programs, however, one category remains conspicuously absent: small business. In total, small business represents a mere 1% of total initiatives.
Columbia University, New York – March 2019. In an exclusive interview with Brazil Talk, the Brazilian economist André Lara Resende shares his vision on: – Fiscal Policy – Beyond GDP Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, André Lara Resende was the Director of the Central Bank of Brazil, one of the members… Read More Interview with André Lara Resende
By Nathaniel Archer Lawrence [5 min read] When I tell Brazilians I teach financial education, nearly without fail their first response is, “Oh, I need that.” Brazil finds itself almost a decade into an existential economic crisis. The “social-democratic” darling of BRIC countries in 2010, Brazil has spent the better part of this decade suffering.… Read More Brazil’s Complicated Relationship with Money
By Tatiana Acar [7 min read] Assessing how credibility affects both the economy and individuals in a tangible way is a complex issue in the economic debate. We can conceive the delicate concept of confidence through the image of a horse being trained to jump obstacles. In order to gain his trust, the athlete… Read More The Brazilian Fiscal Crisis: The Lost Credibility