Speaking at ‘Battle of Ideas’ conference, London

I will be speaking on Brazil’s crisis on 23 October in London: http://www.battleofideas.org.uk/2016/session/11586

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In 2010, on the eve of Dilma’s election as President, and in a very different context, I chaired a debate at the same conference on Brazil as country of the future. Description and session audio is available here: http://www.battleofideas.org.uk/2010/session_detail/4146

Looking back, although the debate was not short of criticisms and apprehensions about the future, perhaps we were too optimistic about Brazil’s ability to withstand external shocks? The end of the commodities boom and the overall global macro context – along with the revanchism of Brazilian elites – broke the ‘Lulista’ compact much more dramatically than [I, and fellow panellists] expected.

 

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