Fernando Limongi – Keynote Speaker

Professor of Political Science at the University of São Paulo

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Specialist Subjects

  • Political Science
  • Democracy and development
  • Scientific and Technological Development


  • English


Fernando Limongi is a political science professor at the University of Sao Paulo and he has recently joined the prestigious São Paulo School of Economics at Fundação Getúlio Vargas. He was a visiting professor at Yale in 2009-2010. He holds a PhD from the University of Chicago. He is also a senior research at the Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento (CEBRAP) which he presided from 2000 to 2004. He is the author of several academic papers and books.

His interest covers the birth and development of democratic regimes, their relation with economic growth and the evolution of institutions regulating elections. Fernando Limongi is the co-author (with Adam Przeworski, Michael Alvarez and Jose Antonio Cheibub) of Democracy and Development (Cambridge University Press, 2000) winner of the Woodrow Wilson Prize awarded by the American Political Science Association. He has also written extensively on Brazilian politics and the book he co-authored with Argelina Figuiredo, Executivo e Legislativo na Nova Ordem Constitucional (Editora FGV, 1999) won the best book award from the Associação Nacional de Pesquisas em Ciências Sociais.

For two years (2017-2018), Fernando Limongi wrote weekly open-ed columns to Valor, an economic newspaper. He is currently engaged in several projects about the current political scenario in Brazil and abroad.

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