João Carlos Ferraz
Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)
Economist. Vice-President, Brazilian Development Bank, responsible for the economic research, corporate planning and risk management divisions; BNDES representative at Executive Secretariat of the Brazilian Industrial Policy; Officer, on leave, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN/ECLAC); Professor, on leave, Instituto de Economia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (IE/UFRJ). Has published more than 50 articles in journals and books. Principal author of Brazilian book in economics: Made in Brazil: Competitive Challenges for the Brazilian Industry (1996). Interests: comparative development; development financing; industrial organization and economics of innovation.