Created in March 2006, the Centre for Studies in Integration and Development (CINDES) is a research institute that seeks to contribute to the deepening of the debate about the relations between Brazilian development and its international integration. Since then CINDES has consolidated as a policy-oriented studies centre that analyses Brazilian foreign economic policy, its positions and interests in different negotiation fora, the evolution of the global scenario and its impacts on the country’s economy and policies.
Through its studies, research and seminars, CINDES establishes itself as an independent think tank. In our view, Brazil’s international insertion should be guided by the following values:
Sandra Rios is a Director of CINDES, the Center for Integration and Development Studies, an independent think tank in Rio de Janeiro. Her areas of expertise include trade negotiations and trade policy. She teaches Trade Policy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). She has been a researcher at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea). Sandra Rios has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a master’s degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).
Pedro da Motta Veiga is a director at CINDES (Centro de Estudos de Integração e Desenvolvimento) and partner/diretor at Ecostrat Consultores. He is a regional consultant at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and a member and coordinator of the Steering Committeee at the Latin American Trade Network (LATN).
Eduardo Augusto Guimarães is a civil engineer, economist and holds a PhD in Economics, awarded by the University of London (1980). Eduardo was a researcher at IPEA (Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada), economist at FINEP (Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos), director of the Institute of Industrial Economics of UFRJ (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), research director, head-director and Chairman of the IBGE, National Treasury Secretary, President of BANESPA and President of the Bank of Brazil. Throughout his career he was a member of the boards of several public and private companies and member of the audit committees of companies that belonged in the financial sector.
Eduardo Augusto Guimarães was professor in the Department of Economics, Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ), Department of Economics at UFF (Universidade Federal Fluminense) and professor at UFRJ Economics. Held consulting activities with international organizations: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Centre; United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU / WIDER); World Bank; Economic Commission for Latin America; United Nations Development Programme – UNDP; Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He now continues to perform consulting activities to the National Confederation of Industry of Brazil (CNI), FUNCEX, National Land Transport Agency (ANTT), the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and the business associations and private companies.
José Guilherme Reis
occupied the position of Executive Director for Brazil and Suriname at the
Inter-American Development Bank. Prior to this position, he spent 14 years at
the World Bank, where he held several positions, the last one being Manager for
Global Trade and Competition. Before joining the Bank in 2004, Mr. Reis
occupied the positions of Secretary for Economic Policy in the Ministry of
Finance in Brazil (2001-2002) and Chief of Economic Advisors with the Ministry
of Planning and Budget (1999-2001). He also led several studies on trade,
competitiveness, and growth in countries in different parts of the world,
including Latin America, Africa, South Asia and Europe and Central Asia. Mr.
Reis holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Public Finance from the Catholic
University of Rio de Janeiro.