Rubens Penha Cysne (Dean)

Administrative Assistant


Rubens Penha Cysne ( has been (since 07/2010) the Dean of the FGV EPGE - Graduate School of Economics of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, where he has also been a Professor of Economics since 01/1985. He holds a Doctoral Degree in Economics from the FGV EPGE and a Post-Doc from the University of Chicago, where he was also as a Visiting Scholar between 1999 and 2004. Professor Rubens Penha Cysne was awarded the Losango Prize for the best Doctoral Dissertation in Economics in 1985 and the Haralambos Simeonidis Prize (with coauthors) for the best article in economics in 1987. He has held several other executive positions at FGV, worked as a consultant for the private sector and provided professional expert advice to several agencies of the Brazilian government, including the Central Bank of Brazil, the Secretary of the Treasury and The Secretary of Economic Policy. His academic publications include several books and peer-reviewed articles in the Review of Economics and Statistics; Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; Macroeconomic Dynamics; Journal of Economic, Dynamics and Control; Journal of Banking and Finance; Journal of Development Economics; Economic Letters; International Journal of Finance and Economics and in many  other Brazilian academic journals. His research focuses on macroeconomics; more particularly, on income inequality and on the theoretical modeling of the welfare costs of inflation.