Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Thu 08 Mar - Sat 10 Mar, 2012

Carlos Alberto Primo Braga Carlos Alberto Primo Braga (Participant)

Country/Region: Brazil

Evian Group@IMD

Special Representative and Director for Europe, External Affairs Vice-Presidency, The World Bank, Washington, DC

Most Recently Attended: (2011)
The Rule of Law in a Globalized World: Why it Matters

Carlos A. Primo Braga, Brazil, is the Special Representative and Director for Europe, External Affairs (EXT) Vice-Presidency,The World Bank (since January 2011). In this capacity he supervises the World Bank's External Affairs (EXT) offices in Europe. Before assuming this position he was Director, Economic Policy and Debt, The World Bank (2008-10). In 2010, he was also the Acting Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the World Bank Group and Acting Executive Secretary of the Development Committee. His most recent publications include: Sovereign Debt and the Financial Crisis: Will This Time Be Different?, co-editor with G.A. Vincelette. Washington, D.C.: The World Bank, 2010; Innovation and Growth: Chasing a Moving Frontier, co-editor with V. Chandra, D. Erocal, and P.C. Padoan. Paris: OECD, 2009; Debt Relief and Beyond, co-editor with D. Doemeland. Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2009; The WTO and Accession Countries, 2 vols, co-editor with O. Cattaneo. Edward Elgan Publishing, 2009; Trade Preference Erosion: Measurement and Policy Response,, co-editor with B. Hoekman and W. Martin. Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2009. Prior to joining the Bank (1991), he served as a consultant to the Organization of American States (OAS; 1990). He was a Fulbright Scholar (1988/89) at the Paul Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University and taught there as a visiting professor (1988-98). He was an assistant professor of economics, University of São Paulo and Senior Researcher at FIPE, São Paulo, Brazil, in the 1980s. He was also a lecturer on the economics of intellectual property rights at the World Trade Institute, University of Berne, Switzerland in the 1990s. He received a degree in Mechanical Engineering (1976) from the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (Brazil), and an MSc (1980) in Economics from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He holds a PhD (1984) in Economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.