A think tank and a do Tank
The Fernand Braudel Institute of World EconomIcs, founded in 1987 in São Paulo, engages institutional problems that inhibit development in Brazil and the rest of Latin America, through research, seminars, and social action. Our name commemorates the contributions of the great French historian Fernand Braudel (1902-1985), a founder of the University of São Paulo, whose work celebrates the power of the market as a force in human development. The Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation (FAAP) in São Paulo generously provides a home for our work.
We conduct research and public debates on management and public policies, financial crises, trade, energy, and democratic institutions. We undertake actions that contribute to the development of education, infrastructure, public safety, fiscal responsibility and monetary policy. Our research supports the publication of Braudel Papers, a newspaper of research and opinion published in Portuguese, English and Spanish.