Professor Marcelo Neri - Emerging Middle Class Roundtable (Brazil), Investment Opportunities and the Economies of BRIC (Brazil)
Marcelo Neri, Center for Social Policies, Getúlio Vargas Foundation, Brazil
Marcelo Cortes Neri (PhD Economics, Princeton University) is Director of the Center of Social Policies at the Brazilian Institute for Applied Economics and Professor at the Graduate Program in Economics at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas. His primary research focuses on evaluation of social programs, measurement of poverty and inequality, and labor economics and microeconometrics. He publishes regularly in both national and international journals. His applied research is associated with the most successful Non-Governmental Organizations in Brazil such as the Digital Divide Map (with Cômite para Democratização da Informática) and the End of Hunger Map (with Ação da Cidadania). His recent publications on the middle class in Brazil (available at http://www.fgv.br/cps/nmc/) include “The New Middle Class in Brazil: The Bright Side of the Poor”, “Consumers, Producers and the New Middle Class”, “The New Middle Class”, “Chronicle of a Crisis Foretold: External Shocks and Middle Class in Brazil”, and “The Little Big Decade: Crisis Scenarios and the New Middle”.