In the media

“Leviathan as a Capitalist” (Schumpeter column, The Economist)

Defaul2What should one make of the revival of state capitalism? Opinions vary wildly. Some praise it as a superior form of capitalism while others treat it as a mere way-station on the road to proper capitalism. “Reinventing State Capitalism”, a new book by Aldo Musacchio of Harvard Business School and Sergio Lazzarini of Insper, a Brazilian university, sheds fresh light on the question… Read the article (The Economist, June 19, 2014)

“Brazil”s Business Class Reconsiders Bet on Bolsonaro” Bloomberg, March 26, 2021

Brazil’s Special ReportThe Economist, June 3, 2021.

“Ford’s Exit Foretells Brazil’s Troubles” Bloomberg, Jan 15, 2021.

“Latin America’s Biggest Corporate Crime Gets a Worthy Epic” Bloomberg, Jan 2, 2021.

“Global health coordination necessary in pandemic” Policy Options, July 7, 2020 (with Anita McGahan, Aldo Musachio and Joseph Wong).

“Coronavirus corruption cases spread across Latin America” Financial Times, July 7, 2020.

“LatAm companies spot opportunity for redemption in pandemic,” Financial Times, April 27, 2020.

“Consultancies help clean up ‘Car Wash’ corruption,” Financial Times, June 26, 2019.

“‘Robin Hood in reverse’: the crisis in the Brazilian state”Financial Times, September 13, 2018.

“Boeing-Embraer Deal Faces Political Backlash in Brazil”Wall Street Journal, June 7, 2018.

“Boeing deal with Embraer faces political uncertainty”Financial Times, June 6, 2018.

“Why the Trump organization was cited in a Brazil corruption probe”, Bloomberg, February 15, 2017.

“Batista bounces back from $35 billion loss, but he is still stuck in prison”, Bloomberg, February 13, 2017.

“A Brazilian bribery machine”, Financial Times, February 28, 2016.

“New chief begins gargantuan task of reviving oil group by cutting its vast debt”, Financial Times, September 29, 2016.

“Downfall of Andre Steves Stands out in Brazil Scandal,” New York Times, January 6, 2016.

“Petrobras CEO’s Challenges Aren’t Going Away,” Wall Street Journal, January 5, 2016.

“The Professor at the Heart of Brazil’s Meltdown”, Bloomberg, December
10, 2015.

“How long can Brazil’s scandal go?”, Bloomberg, December 1, 2015.

“Arrest brings Odebrecht into the spotlight”, Financial Times, July 30,

“Eletrobrás ruling exposes impact of Brazil’s heavy hand”, Financial Times,
July 7, 2015. 

“Petrobras puts chief’s pragmatism to test as woes mount” Financial Times, April 24, 2015.

“Petrobras’s oil bonanza: blessing or curse?” BBC, April 22, 2015.

“BNDES: Lender of first resort for Brazil’s tycoons” Financial Times, January 11, 2015.

“Brazil Barons Become Five Slaughterhouse Billionaires” Bloomberg/Washington Post, December 15, 2014.

“Petrobras’ scandal: Brazil’s energy giant under pressure” BBC, November 24, 2014.

“Scandal over Brazilian oil company adds turmoil to the Presidential race”, New York Times, October 10, 2014.

“Brazil’s Petrobras: Tarred by corruption”, Financial Times, August 10, 2014.

“Assessing Brazil’s BNDES,” beyondbrics (Financial Times), June 6, 2014.

“Brazil faces problem of ‘white elephant cities’ after World Cup,” Financial Times, May 25, 2014.

“Wal-Mart’s everyday low prices fail to stir Brazilians: Retail,” Bloomberg, April 23, 2014.

“Grand visions fizzle in Brazil,” New York Times, April 13, 2014. 

“A bank that may be too big for Brazil,” Washington Post, December 14, 2013.

“La plus grande boucherie du monde,” Le Point, October 25, 2013.

“World Cup Billionaire Stirs Brazil Protests Over Stadiums”, Bloomberg, July 7, 2013.

“Eike Batista, Brazil’s fallen billionaire”, BBC News, July 11, 2013.

“Brazil: the creaking champions”, Financial Times, April 21, 2013.

“What capitalists should know about state-owned enterprises”, Forbes,
February 22, 2013.

“A bank too big to be beautiful” Financial Times, September 23, 2012.

“As growth ebbs, Brazil powers up its bulldozers” New York Times, June 21, 2012.

“Eike Batista: the Salesman of Brazil” The Economist, May 26, 2012.

“State capitalism is not all the same” The Economist, January 21, 2012.

(For media coverage in Brazil please check my site in Portuguese).