Law and Development in Brazil in Global Context

In 2010, GLS received a grant of $75,000 from the Tinker Foundation for its "Project on Law and Development in Brazil in Global Context." The principal investigator of the project was Professor David Trubek and GLS provided administrative support for the project.

The project was designed to foster policy-relevant research on the role of law in development in Brazil with the objective of bringing the nascent Brazilian law and development research community together with key people in the Brazilian government and link the Brazilian research community to counterparts in the US and in other BRIC nations.

Primary activities:

  • Research on the role of law in seven key policy areas in Brazil;
  • Conference at which the research was presented and comments offered by experts from the Brazilian government, the World Bank, US, India, China and Russia; and
  • Preparation of a book containing the conference proceedings.

Institutional Partners:

  • UW-Madison
  • Direito GV, the FGV Law School in São Paulo
  • Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Trade (MDIC) through ABDI
  • Brazilian Government Institute for Applied Economic Analysis (IPEA)

Project Directors:

  • Professor David Trubek, UW-Madison
  • Professor Mario Schapiro, Direito GV

Conference on Law and Development in the BRICs

FGV, Sao Paulo, November 3-4, 2010.

Keynote speakers: Professor David Trubek (UW-Madison) and Welber Barral (Secretary, MDIC)


Book on Conference Proceedings

Entitled "Law and Development: A Dialogue Among the BRICs" is a collection of the seven of the revised conference papers and translated into Portuguese.  It is edited by Professor Mario Schapiro and Professor David Trubek and includes a preface by Reginaldo Arcuri, former President of ABDI.

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