Business and Economics

Jorge I. Domínguez (retired)

Jorge I. Domínguez (retired)

Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Dept of Government (FAS)
Former DRCLAS Executive Committee member

 

Jorge I. Domínguez is Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico and chair of the Harvard Academy for International and Area...

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2019 Apr 04

Frames and narratives on Social Inequalities and Class Structure in Brazil

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Based on theories and concepts from the cultural sociology, I present the preliminary results of a work in progress to understand frames and repertoires the Brazilians resort to explain or justify social inequalities in the country. Additionally, I show how the different world views relates to perceived positions of the individuals in the social structure. The analysis is based on 630 interviews that covers the individuals’ narratives on their life course.

Speaker: Felix Lopez, Researcher, Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea) . 

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Aluisio Araujo

Aloiso Pessoa de Araujo

Full Professor and Researcher of Scientific Information at National Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics - IMPA
CAPES Visiting Professor at Department of Economics - Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2013-2014
Aloisio Pessoa de Araújo graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with an undergraduate degree in Economics and a degree in Statistics...
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2018 Nov 13

Tuesday Seminar Series: Lawyers, Guns, and Money: Brazilian State Formation in Comparative Perspective

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Anthony Pereira, Director, King's Brazil Institute, King's College London 

The Brazilian state in the 21st century appears to be a curious combination of high and low capacity. For example, it collects roughly 35 percent of GDP in tax revenue and coordinates the commanding heights of the economy in the service of domestic industry and export promotion. It also has sophisticated agencies at the central level to administer social policy, and robust accountability institutions. But it appears to be a low capacity state when it comes to the...

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2018 Sep 27

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Political Appointments in Brazil

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Felix Lopez, Researcher, Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea)

Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

The lecture presents general results from different research questions about political appointments -- the appointee’s yearly turnover and survival, the role of the President and the role of the political parties in filling the top-level positions -- and connects these results with a discussion about the prospects for a more efficient...

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DRCLAS Announces 2018-19 Visiting Scholars and Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professors

June 11, 2018

 

Each year, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) welcomes a group of academics and professionals who study Latin America for a semester or two of research and writing at Harvard. The Visiting Scholars hail from across the globe, and their fields of study are wide-ranging, with political scientists studying direct...

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Economia nueva

Book review in OnCuba magazine covers the launch of “The Cuban Economy in a New Era"

May 29, 2018

Durante el Congreso de LASA, celebrado en Barcelona, tuvo lugar el día 24 de mayo la presentación del libro The Cuban Economy in a New Era. An Agenda for Change Toward Durable Development, editado por Jorge Domínguez, Omar Everleny y Lorena Barbería.

El libro es el cuarto de una serie...

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Honorands Group

Harvard awards seven honorary degrees

May 24, 2018

John Robert Lewis

Doctor of Laws, 2012
Principal Commencement Speaker

One of the foremost leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, John Lewis has represented Georgia’s fifth district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1987. The son of Alabama sharecroppers, he is a graduate of both the American Baptist Theological Seminary and Fisk University. Devoted to the philosophy of nonviolence, he organized sit-ins at segregated lunch counters, participated in the Freedom Rides, and chaired the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee from 1963 to 1966....

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2018 May 24

LASA Book Presentation: The Cuban Economy in a New Era: An Agenda for Change Toward Durable Development

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

AC Hotel Barcelona Forum, Sala Barcelona, Passeig del Taulat, 278, Barcelona, Spain

Cuban Economy Front Cover

Introductory remarks by Alejandro de la Fuente, Chair of the Cuba Studies Program, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics and Director of the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at Harvard University.

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En Harvard, el CNS se pronuncia por la dignificación policial

February 6, 2018

 

On February 2 and 3, leaders in Mexican politics, economics, and culture gathered for the 2018 Mexico Conference at Harvard, organized by the Harvard University Mexican Association of Students (HUMAS) and the Mexican Caucus (MC) at the Harvard Kennedy School. DRCLAS was pleased to support the conference. Among the many distinguished guests was Renato Sales Heredia, the National Security Commissioner of Mexico, who participated in a panel titled "Security in Mexico: Challenges & Solutions." Read more about the discussion in this article in Excelsior....

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2018 Apr 10

Tuesday Seminar Series: Contention, Coalitions, and the Politics of Education Reform in Latin America

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Ben Ross Schneider, Ford International Professor of Political Science, MIT; Director of the MIT-Brazil Program

Access to education in Latin America expanded rapidly in recent decades, but education quality still lags. To tackle the quality challenge, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Mexico, and some states in Brazil enacted in the 2010s ambitious and promising reforms, often in the face of fierce opposition, especially from teacher unions and clientelist politicians. Reform outcomes though varied widely depending on the strength of support coalitions in civil...

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