Marcelo Côrtes Neri
Minister of Strategic Affairs
Secretariat of Strategic Affairs of Brazil
PhD in Economics, Princeton. President, Institute for Applied Economic Research. Minister of State, Head, Strategic Affairs Secretariat, President's Office (SAE). Founder, Center for Social Policies (CPS), and teacher, undergraduate and graduate programmes, School of Economics and Finance, Getulio Vargas Foundation. Member of the Council of Economic and Social Development. Works on the proposal, evaluation and debate of public policies; participated in the creation of a system of state minimum wages and the design of Familia Carioca and Renda Melhor conditional cash transfer programmes launched by the city and the State of Rio. Main areas of research include: well-being, poverty, education and microeconometrics. Studies include: End of Hunger Map; The New Middle Class in Brazil. Writes for the newspaper Valor Econômico. Editor of books: Microcredit, the Northeastern Mystery and the Brazilian Grameen; Social Security Coverage: Diagnosis and Proposals; Social Essays; Diversity; Inflation and Consumption; The New Middle Class. One of 100 most influential Brazilians (2010 and 2012), Época Magazine.