Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

WACNO Great Decisions 2011: Banks and Governments

May 18th, 2011
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Latter Branch Library
5120 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA

Speaker: Dr. Luciana Costa Fiorini
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Tulane University
Formerly with the Central Bank of Brazil

Should the government be in the banking business?
What will the future of banking environment resemble?
How does the global banking system work?
What countries have the strongest financial institutions?

Luciana was born in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She entered the Federal University of Minas Gerais in 1992 and received her B.A. in 1996. In the same year she entered the University of Saol Paulo to pursue the M.A. in Economics, recevied in 2000. Luciana went to the United States in 2001, when she started her studies at Brown University, finishing her M.A. in 2002 and her Ph.D. in 2007.

Her research interests are Economic Theory, including Microeconomics and Financial Economics. Her current work includes studies about the welfare effects of public policy and of market frictions, such as constraints on trade and access to markets. She is also interested in theory of consumption, including issues as the market of status goods.

She is the author of Overlapping Generations and Idiosyncratic Risk: Can Prices Reveal the Best Policy? that was published in the Journal of Mathematical Economics 44(12): 1312-20.

The Great Decisions Discussion Program is a public education initiative to create more informed and engaged citizens by bringing people together to discuss U.S. foreign policy and global affairs issues.

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