About Us

The mission of the Getulio Vargas Foundation Graduate School of Economics (FGV/EPGE) is expanding human knowledge and contributing to solving the world’s – Brazil's in particular – economic and socioeconomic issues. The School pursues such objectives by trying to offer the highest level of education possible backed by state-of-the-art faculty research.

Since its inception, in 1961, the FGV/EPGE has taught the elite of Brazilian economists. Through its faculty and alumni, it has added to the conduction of macro and microeconomic policies aimed at fighting poverty, taming inflation and enhancing economic development. Faculty publications in top professional journals, mostly after the mid-90's, have been frequent and always increasing. Faculty members are devoted to full-time research and invited to teach and present the results of their scientific investigations in the best departments of business and economics around the world.

The School confers Undergraduate, Master and Doctoral degrees in Economics. It also publishes the Revista Brasileira de Economia, the oldest and most prestigious academic journal on economy in Brazil.

After 50 years dedicated to its main objectives, as described above, it is fair to say that EPGE has fulfilled its predicted mission so far. FGV/EPGE has graduated several high-office public officials, including Ministers of State; Governors of States; Presidents and Officers of the Brazilian Central Bank, as well as officers and CEOs of the most dominant and prestigious private enterprises in Brazil and abroad.

Academically, the Tilburg International Ranking of Departments of Economics ranks FGV/EPGE since 2011 as the best school of Economics in Latin America. Moreover, 2011 reports from the Brazilian Ministry of Education have elected both the undergraduate and the post-graduate programs of FGV/EPGE as the best ones offered in Brazil.