Professor Werner Baer of the University of Illinois is one of the leading international experts on the Brazilian economy. His classic book The Brazilian Economy is now in its 7th edition and he’s studied Brazil for decades.
We’re lucky enough to have Prof. Baer onboard with the IRIBA project. He’s co-authoring a paper on infrastructure issues in Brazil, as well as overseeing the ‘institutions’ theme.
We caught up with him a few weeks ago in Manchester, to get his take on the key aspects of Brazil’s progress, and whether it can be sustained.