(Last updated in: 08/21/2017 - 5:14pm)

Event discusses the impact of clientelism in Brazil

FGV’s Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE) will host the first lecture of the second semester of the Graduate Seminars program on August 23, at 10 a.m. This edition’s guest speaker is Professor Umberto Mignozzetti, from FGV’s Center for International Relations, who will present the work ‘When Does Clientelism Pay Off? Legislature Size and Welfare in Brazil’, in a lecture open to FGV students and professors.

Mignozzetti’s presentation will showcase data indicating that clientelism has a null effect on the quality of education and preventive healthcare, despite showing improvements in the rate of child mortality and the elementary school enrollment rate. The study also assesses the electoral impact of this practice.

Umberto Mignozzetti holds a PhD in Political Science from University of São Paulo and is currently a PhD candidate at New York University. His research focuses on Comparative Political Economics and International Political Economics, investigating the effect of institutional designs on incentives and welfare. His recent works deal with the role of international institutions in controlling failed states, as well as schemes to improve public services in developing countries.

The event will be held in English and is open to the public. Go to the website to learn more and register.