Carlos Braga - IMD Business School
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Carlos Braga

Visiting Professor

Carlos Braga is a visiting professor. His areas of special interest include macroeconomics, international trade, foreign direct investment, regulatory policies, economics of innovation, intellectual property rights, sovereign debt, global and corporate governance and development economics.

He is also Adjunct Professor at Fundação Dom Cabral, Brazil, Managing Director of Ouchy Consultoria Empresarial Ltda, São Paulo, Brazil, and a visiting professor at El Colegio de México.

From 2015 to 2020, he was the Expedition Leader for the IMD EMBA Discovery Expeditions to Brazil, and from 2012-15 he was Professor of International Political Economy at IMD and Director of the Evian Group@IMD, an international coalition of corporate, government, and opinion leaders united by a common vision of enhancing global prosperity by fostering an open, inclusive and equitable global market economy.

Before joining IMD in September 2012, Braga was the Special Representative and Director for Europe, External Affairs (EXT) Vice-Presidency at The World Bank (2011-12), where he was also Director of Economic Policy and Debt (2008-10) and, in 2010, the Acting Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the World Bank Group and Acting Executive Secretary of the Development Committee.

His other responsibilities at the World Bank included anchoring strategic relationships with key shareholder groupings (e.g., G7/8, G20, G24, APEC, ASEM) and with institutions such as the IMF, Commonwealth Secretariat and OECD, Senior Adviser of the International Trade Department (2003-06), responsible for dialogue on international trade issues with European-based institutions, including the OECD, the EC, UNCTAD and the WTO, Senior Manager of the Informatics Program at the Information Solutions Group (2001-03), and Director of the Development Gateway, a web-based initiative for sharing information on development-related topics. From 1997 to 2001, he was the Manager of infoDev (the Information for Development Program).

Prior to joining the World Bank in 1991, Braga served as a consultant to the Organization of American States (1990). He was a Fulbright Scholar (1988/89) at the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University where he also taught as a visiting professor (1988-98). Prior to that, he was Assistant Professor of Economics at University of São Paulo (USP) and Senior Researcher at FIPE, São Paulo, Brazil. He received a degree in mechanical engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (Brazil) and an MSc in economics from USP. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.

His most recent publications include: “Confronting Deglobalisation in the Multilateral Trading System,” Trade Law and Development XIV (Summer 2022), co-authored with Sait Akman et al.; “Covid-19 and Global Sea Transport,” co-authored with D. Lippoldt, Policy Brief #14, IIT/University of Adelaide, 2021; “O administrador em tempos de pandemia,” Dom Contexto , 2021; “A Adesão à OCDE: Muito Barulho Por Nada?” Revista Tempo do Mundo” (abril 2021); “Cold War 2.0: Implications for Middle Powers,” Policy Brief, Institute of International Trade, University of Adelaide, 11 February 2021; “The Shape of Things to Come: Trade and Foreign Policy in the Biden Administration,” Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, December 2020; “The Perfect Storm: Interventionism, Inequality, Decoupling and Zombies,” Policy Brief, Institute of International Trade, University of Adelaide, 2020.

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