Marcelo Neri

Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow

Marcelo Neri is the Director and founder of the Center for Social Policies at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (CPS/FGV) and holds a PhD in Economics, Princeton University. Previously he was the Secretary-General of the Council of Economic and Social Development (CDES), President of the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) and Minister of Strategic Affairs in Brazil. He has evaluated policies in more than a dozen countries and also designed and implemented policies at three government levels in Brazil. He has been twice cited as one of the 100 most influential Brazilians.

Professor Neri’s research focuses on wellbeing, social policies and microeconometrics. He teaches courses in economics at the Getulio Vargas Foundation Graduate School of Economics (EPGE/FGV), and writes regularly in scientific journals and in general magazines. He has edited ten books on Bolsa Família; Population Perceptions on Public Policies; Microcredit; Social Security; Diversity; Planning Public Policies; Rural Poverty; Consumption; and the New Middle Class (appointed the Prêmio Jabuti, the main Brazilian literary award), with a broad view of research and policy areas. In 2017, he edited a special issue of Brazilian Public Administration Magazine (RAP) on poverty alleviation policies.