Dr Fernando Rugitsky

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About me

Senior Lecturer in Economics and co-Director of the Bristol Research in Economics

My research focuses on the recent development experiences of Latin American economies, examined from a perspective that brings together insights from political economy, Latin structuralism and Kaleckian macroeconomics. I am interested in understanding the trajectory of inequalities in the region and the prospects for inclusive development, analysing the lessons from the strategies implemented since the early 2000s.

Before joining UWE, I was a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at the Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil) between 2015 and 2021, and I spent 2020 as a Visiting Scholar at the Centre of Latin American Studies of the University of Cambridge. I obtained a PhD in Economics from The New School of Social Research (US) in 2014, and I have an MSc and two BScs (in Economics and in Law) from the Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil).

My work has been published in journals like the Cambridge Journal of Economics, the Review of Radical Political Economics, and the Review of Political Economy. I also published chapters in books edited by the United Nations' Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, and edited the book 'O Brasil no Inferno Global: democracia e capitalismo fora dos trilhos'.  In 2018, I received an honorable mention in an international essay contest promoted by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, and in the last two years I have been working on a research project funded by the ILO on the fiscal multipliers of social protection expenditures.

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Area of expertise

Development, Political Economy, Latin America, Inequalities, Macroeconomics


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