It was made official this Monday, August 27, the appointment of Professor Marcelo Neri for the post of president of the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA).The new president is a professor at the Graduate School of Economics (EPGE FGV), having taught in the last three years the subjects Social Policy at the undergraduate level and Economic Welfare at the graduate school.
Created in 1964, the Ipea is a federal public foundation linked to the Center of Strategic Affairs of the Presidency of Brazil. Research sponsored by the institute serve as technical and institutional support for the government.
Marcelo Neri was one of the first to demonstrate, in the 90s, the decline in poverty caused by the Plano Real and studied data from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) to demonstrate the existence of a new middle class in Brazil, created with the help of economic stability, social programs and increases in the minimum wage. His main areas of research are social policies, education and Microeconometrics.