The Third International Symposium on Development and Governance in the BRICS

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Background and Coverage

It is now broadly accepted that some governments are more capable than others at making the right policy choices and implementing them effectively. But what specific capabilities and conditions are required to make and implement the right choices? There is scant writing on this vital question, beyond arguments about the importance of institutions. It is time for the social sciences to advance the debate by analyzing and identifying the skills, resources, and institutional arrangements necessary for effective policies and governance.

The issue of effective policy and governance is particularly relevant to the large dynamic economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – the BRICS – which have become major players on the international stage in recent decades. They are now major sources of not only investment, foreign aid and technology, but also ideas on development and governance. The different pace and trajectories of their development offer rich materials for exploring key issues in development. Further insights can be gained by comparing their experiences to those of other countries in Latin America and Asia.

Following the first and second “International Symposium on Development and Governance in the BRICS” held in Shanghai, this Third Symposium aims to explore the varied dimensions of development models in the BRICS and Latin America. Its objective is to develop a comprehensive framework for building policy and governance capacities of governments to achieve development goals. The Symposium is a part of a broader intellectual project to advance Non-Western ideas of public management and development based on the development path of the BRICS and other emerging economies.

The Symposium will be a multi-disciplinary gathering of researchers from a variety of disciplines. Researchers from the global south, particularly Latin America, will feature prominently. It will be forum for not only for presenting research papers, but to build a community of scholars who share a commitment to crafting alternative models of development based on the BRICS’ experiences.

The papers will be peer reviewed and considered for publication in a special issue of prominent international journal. The possibility of an edited book based on the symposium will also be explored.

 

SYMPOSIUM CO-CHAIRS

  • Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/EAESP), Brazil
  • Yijia Jing, Fudan University, China
  • Alexandre Gomide, Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA), Brazil
  • Nelson Marconi, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/EAESP), Brazil
  • Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/EAESP and FGV/EBAPE), Brazil
  • M Ramesh, LKY School, National University of Singapore

 

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

  • Alexey Barabashev, Higher School of Economics, Russia
  • Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/EAESP), Brazil
  • Alexandre Gomide, Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA)
  • Yijia Jing, Fudan University, China
  • Nelson Marconi, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/EAESP), Brazil
  • Navdeep Mathur, Indian Institute of Management
  • Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/EAESP and FGV/EBAPE), Brazil
  • M Ramesh, LKY School, National University of Singapore
  • Christopher Tapscott, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • Lisa Thompson, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Ben Ross Schneider is the Ford International Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and director of the MIT Brazil program. Prior to joining the department in 2008, Schneider taught at Princeton University and Northwestern University. Professor Schneider's teaching and research interests fall within the general fields of comparative politics, political economy, and Latin American politics. His books include Reinventing Leviathan: The Politics of Administrative Reform in Developing Countries (2003), Designing Industrial Policy in Latin America: Business-Government Relations and the New Developmentalism (2015), and New Order and Progress: Democracy and Development in Brazil (Oxford University Press, 2016). He also has published on topics such as democratization, technocracy, education politics, the developmental state, business groups, industrial policy, and comparative bureaucracy.

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira is emeritus professor of Getulio Vargas Foundation where he teaches and researches since 1959. He received his PhD in economics from the University of São Paulo. He was finance minister (1987) and minister of federal administration (1995-98) of Brazil. Among his books in English: The Theory of Inertial Inflation (1987), Democracy and Public Management Reform (2004) and Globalization and Competition (2010). His current research is on structuralist development macroeconomics, the new developmentalism. He founded the Center for New Developmentalism at FGV.

Cristovam Buarque. Senator by the Federal District (Brasilia). Ph.D. in Economics (Université Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne), former professor and Rector of the Universidade de Brasilia (UNB). Former governor of Brasilia - Federal District - from 1995 to 1998. Former Minister of Education between 2003 and 2004.

 
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