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EPGE again takes 1st place in the MEC's General Course Index (23/04/2021).

EPGE professor Aloisio Araujo receives Werner Baer 2020 Award (08/12/2020).

EPGE student Leticia Nunes wins Haralambos Simeonidis 2020 Award (08/12/2020).

EPGE holds Latin America 1st place in Tilburg University Ranking (27/11/2020).

EPGE Undergraduate Program has the firsts places in ANPEC national exam (17/11/2020).

I - IGC - Course Overview

EPGE obtained, for the ninth time, in the 13 evaluations already carried out by MEC, the first national place in the IGC – Course Overview, among more than 2000 Higher Education Institutions (including Universities, IFETs, University Centers, Cefets and Faculties) in all areas of knowledge.

The new index, for the year 2019, was released on 04/23/2021 and is available at(IGC).Historically, in the thirteen IGC assessments made by MEC since 2007, EPGE obtained the first national place in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019; the second in 3 evaluations (2012, 2013, 2014); and the third in the remaining evaluation (2008).

Original Data, IGC:2019, 20182017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007.

Testimony of Former President of the European Commission (2004-2014) José Manuel Durão Barroso.

II - ENADE - National Student Performance Exam

1st place of ENADE for the 3rd time in 5 evaluations already done by MEC. The evaluation included around 200 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that provide the Economics course in Brazil. The new ENADE, related to 2018, was released in October 2019.

In historical terms, in the five evaluations of ENADE made by MEC since 2006 (2006, 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2018), EPGE obtained the first national place in 2006, 2015 and 2018, thus becoming the Economics IES with the highest number of first place in ENADE.

Comment of President of the Central Bank, Ilan Goldfajn, on the result of the last ENADE

Comment of Beatriz Vasconcellos Araújo, EPGE Former student

Undergraduate Students from EPGE once again obtained the 1st place in ENADE of Economics.

Original Data, ENADE: 2018; 2015; 2012; 2009; 2006.

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III - Capes Quadrennial Evaluation (Postgraduate)

Capes (Postgraduate): In the last three evaluations released by CAPES / MEC since 2010, EPGE obtained maximum degrees in all Programs and Courses.

IV - Institutional accreditation of the Ministry of Education

In its recent process of re-accreditation by the Ministry of Education, EPGE Brazilian School of Economics and Finance received a maximum score (five) in its Institutional Evaluation. EPGE also has a maximum score of the MEC in all its programs (Undergraduate, Postgraduate Academic, Graduate Professional).

V - International Ranking of Tilburg University:

International Ranking of Tilburg University: EPGE has been appointed for several years as the first department of economics in Latin America by Tilburg University International Ranking of Economics Departments (Tilburg default selection). Also, in 2018, EPGE was ranked in 76º place in the World Ranking, considering the default selection of journals.See prints here.

EPGE maintains the 1st place in Latin America in the Tilburg University International Ranking. (News from 11/27/2020)

The EPGE Brazilian School of Economics and Finance of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV EPGE) maintained the 1st position among all economics departments in Latin America in the new disclosure of the International Ranking of the University of Tilburg. That way, it maintains a tradition of more than ten years.

The ranking is one of the most respected in the world and lists the best Schools of Economics based on clear and well-established criteria of academic publications, based on the analysis of a database with the main scientific journals in the field. The Tilburg ranking tends to serve as a basis for international comparisons among all economics departments in the world.

In the world classification, EPGE appears, in the last two years, in the 118th position. The top economics departments in this world ranking include those associated with the London School of Economics, Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Chicago, University of California-Berkeley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In this world ranking, EPGE (118th) appears in a better ranking than economics departments worldwide recognized as those associated with George Washington University (123rd), Humboldt University of Berlin (123rd); Rice University (140th), University of Hamburt (140th), University of Bath (140th), University Autonoma Barcelona (156th) and several others.

Regarding Latin America, the three best ranked departments are, in addition to EPGE (118th), the economics departments of the University of the Andes (130th) and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (181st).

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VI - RePEc - Research Papers in Economics

RePEc: – First in Brazil, Economics.

VII - ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pós-Graduação em Economia

EPGE obtained, for the third time, in the last 4 evaluations, the firsts national place of ANPEC among the Undergratuate Programs in Economics in Brazil.(News from 17/11/2020)

In the National Selection Examination of Anpec 2021, EPGE undergratuate students obtained the 1st and 2nd places, among the undergratuate from schools of Economics.
The School also won the first place overall in the national exam of ANPEC in the years 2018 and 2019
Tables available in the school website provide futher information.

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  • FGV News - 03/12/2020
  • 1º place ANPEC 2019 - FGV News (Online) (26/11/2018);
  • 1º place ANPEC 2018 - FGV News (Online) (24/01/2018);
VIII - SBE - Brazilian Society of Econometrics

School with the highest number of times in firsts places in Brazilian Society of Econometrics’ awards

Data Source: http://www.sbe.org.br/prmio

IX - The Econometric Society

Four out of five Econometric Society Fellows working in economics departments in Brazil are in EPGE: Aloisio Araujo, Marcelo Moreira, Marilda Sotomayor and Paulo Kingler.

Data Source: https://www.econometricsociety.org/society/organization-and-governance/fellows

X - Student Guide (Guia do Estudante)

Brazilian Student Guide 2018 EPGE obtained maximun grade (Five Stars) in all evaluations so far.

XI - College Guide

2020 Brazilian College Guide: a EPGE received maximum grade (5 stars).

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XII - Faculty Distinctions

EPGE professor Aloisio Araujo receives 2020 Werner Baer Awar. (News from 08/12/2020)

Professor Aloisio Araujo of Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Brazilian School of Economics and Finance (FGV EPGE) is the winner of the 2020 Werner Baer Award. This was announced on December 7 at the opening ceremony of the 48th National Economics Meeting, held by ANPEC.

The Werner Baer Award, sponsored by the Lemann Foundation in partnership with the University of Illinois, pays tribute to the careers and legacies of renowned researchers. The aim is to recognize exceptional and transformational work, focused on Brazil’s development, specifically in the areas of education economics, education funding, economics teaching and the role of science in the economy.

Aloisio Araujo is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Science and American Economic Association. He is the vice dean of FGV EPGE and one of its professors, as well as an emeritus researcher at the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA), a member of the Brazilian Academy of Science and a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, Econometric Society, Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (of which he is a former president) and the Third World Academy of Sciences. In 1999, he received the Order of Scientific Merit from the president of Brazil. In 2019, he was appointed a special advisor to Brazil’s economy minister.

See the presentation letter with Professor Aloisio Araujo carrer and awards.

Presentation Letter

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XIII - Student distinctions

EPGE student wons 2020 Haralambos Simeonidis Award. (News from 08/12/2020)

Letícia Nunes, a doctoral student at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Brazilian School of Economics and Finance (FGV EPGE), won 2020 Haralambos Simeonidis Award in the Dissertations category. The results were announced at the 48th National Economics Meeting, held by the National Association of Graduate Economics Centers (ANPEC).

Nunes started her doctorate at FGV EPGE in 2015, after doing an undergraduate degree and academic master’s at the school. Her doctoral dissertation, titled Essays in Health Economics, was produced under the guidance of Professor Francisco Costa of FGV EPGE.

The Haralambos Simeonidis Awards, created by ANPEC in 1982, are aimed at stimulating reflection and research regarding economics in Brazil. Every year, awards are given for the best papers in the categories of Articles, Books and Doctoral Dissertations.

Other latests students distinctions:



See below the clippings of articles related to this subject, published in previous years:


  • 01/14/2011 - IGC - FGV School in Rio has better position in the country - O Globo


2019: See FGV's commercial on O Globo in Dez/2019.

  • 13/12/2019 - FGV Notícia - Online
  • 14/12/2019 - Jornal O Globo - PDF
  • 01/15/2019 - Estado de Minas Online - PDF | Online;


  • 02/12/2018 - Jornal O Globo - PDF | Online | Clipping;
  • 12/18/2018 - FGV Notícias - Online;
  • 12/18/2018 - Exame - PDF | Online;
  • 12/19/2018 - Época Negócios - PDF | Online;
  • 12/19/2018 - Jornal O Globo (Pág. 10) - PDF;
  • 12/19/2018 - Jornal O Globo (Pág. 24) - PDF;


  • 12/08/2017 - IGC - FGV leads ranking of best colleges in Brazil - Jornal Valor Econômico - PDF | PDF | Online
  • 11/29/2017 -IGC -Excellence in teaching: FGV maintains leadership in the national ranking of MEC courses - FGV Notícias - Online
  • 11/28/2017 - IGC - The best colleges and universities in Brazil, according to MEC - EXAME - PDF - Online
  • 06/13/2017 - IGC - Rio has three of the top ten higher education courses in the country - Jornal O Globo - PDF | Online
  • 06/13/2017 - IGC - EPGE-FGV leads ranking of quality in higher education - Folha Dirigida - PDF | Online
  • 06/07/2017 - IGC - FGV leads ranking of best colleges in Brazil - Jornal Valor Econômico - PDF | Online 


  • 02/16/2016 - IGC - Higher Education: science is the best RJ guideline - Folha Dirigida


  • 06/12/2015 - IGC - The differential of Rio's best in IGC - Folha Dirigida
  • 09/01/2015 - IGC - Interview with the director of EPGE on excellence in higher education - FGV Notícias - PT | EN
  • 19/12/2014 - IGC - Three faculties of the FGV lead the national ranking of quality of the MEC - O Globo
  • 12/19/2013 - IGC - The secret is to attract the talents -Folha Dirigida
  • 12/19/2013 - IGC -FGV EPGE director discusses the Shool's perfomance in Folha Dirigida -FGV News
  • 12/17/2013 - IGC - The challenges of post-graduation in Brazil -Folha Dirigida
  • 12/12/2013 - IGC - IGC result confirms FGV as leader in Brazilian education-FGV News
  • 12/10/2013 - IGC - FGV EPGE and Uenf are in the ranking -Folha Dirigida
  • 12/07/2013 - Only 13 courses repeat maximum grade in MEC evaluation - Folha de SP
  • 12/07/2013 - Ministry examines courses and colleges - Folha de SP
  • 12/06/2013 - Only 98 graduations have a maximum grade in the MEC -O GLOBO
2012: See the FGV advertisment at O ​​Globo on 12/16/2012
  • 12/12/2012 - IGC - MEC elects for the third consecutive year the EPGE FGV as the best high school of the Country - Isto é Dinheiro
  • 12/12/2012 - IGC - Enade's numbers - O Estado de São Paulo
  • 12/07/2012 - IGC - Feature of Jornal O Globo about the IGC
  • 12/07/2012 - IGC - Feature of Jornal O Estado de São Paulo about the IGC
  • 12/06/2012 - IGC - Rio has four institutions of higher education with a maximum grade and 25 failed - O Globo
  • 18/11/2011 - IGC - In Rio, five institutions take maximum - O Globo
  • 18/11/2011 - Feature of Jornal O Estado de São Paulo about the IGC
  • 18/11/2011 - Feature of Gazeta do Povo about the IGC
  • 30/01/2011 - Programs earn top marks for the first time - Folha de São Paulo and errata
  • 20/01/2011 - Lessons from the best higher education institution in the country - Folha Dirigida
  • 14/01/2011 - IGC - FGV School in Rio had better position in the country - O Globo

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Nobel Lectures, Twelve visits of Economics Nobel Prize Laureates to EPGE.