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Women in Economics: Laura Carvalho on Popularizing Brazilian Economics

March 8, 2022

Laura Carvalho says helping people understand economic crises can help more people survive them. (photo: plas.princeton.edu)

In this episode of Women in Economics, economist Laura Carvalho speaks with journalist Rhoda Metcalfe about how growing up in Brazil in the 90s during its currency swings and hyperinflation drove her to become one of the country's most influential economists. Carvalho is a Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Sao Paulo and the Director of the Research Center in Macroeconomics of Inequality. Her book, Brazilian Waltz - From Boom to Economic Chaos, was a best seller. Carvalho says Brazilians who understood basic economic principles fared better through the economic turbulence of that time. Transcript

Laura Carvalho is Professor of Economics at the University of Sao Paulo and the Director of the Research Center in Macroeconomics of Inequality.