Participants

Yuri Kasahara Project leader Researcher (F2) at NIBR and a PhD in political science from IUPERJ. He has expertise about State-business relations in Brazil and Latin America. He has worked previously with monetary policy-making and financial regulation in Brazil. Currently, he has been working on a research council funded project on Central American business groups’ […]

Yuri Kasahara

Yuri KasaharaProject leader

Researcher (F2) at NIBR and a PhD in political science from IUPERJ. He has expertise about State-business relations in Brazil and Latin America. He has worked previously with monetary policy-making and financial regulation in Brazil. Currently, he has been working on a research council funded project on Central American business groups’ strategies of adaptation in the global economy.

Antônio José Junqueira Botelho

Project co-leaderAntônio José Junqueira Botelho

Full Professor and Assistant Director in the Graduate Program of Political Sociology at the University Research Institute of Rio de Janeiro (IUPERJ), Candido Mendes University. His current research interests are in comparative political economy, in particular innovation and varieties of capitalism; the nature and impact of ICT in developing economies; and the internationalization of science, technology and innovation. He has published recently on the impact of spinoffs on innovation and development in Brazil, innovation in the Brazilian health sector and the role of private universities in Brazilian higher education.

 

Einar Braathen

Einar BraathenProject researcher

Senior Researcher at NIBR. He has been the leader of projects about the formulation and implementation of social policies in Brazil and has vast experience with qualitative methodologies and interview techniques. He also coordinated the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) for the project “Role of the State in Poverty Reduction” 1997-2001 and is currently member of the CROP National Committee in Norway.

Henrik Wiig

henrik wiigProject researcher

Researcher at NIBR (F2) with Ph.D. in economics from University of Oslo. His research has focused on Latin America using qualitative-quantitative approaches. He has been the project manager for several large scale field survey operations on land titling. His recent work has been on the management of revenues from natural resources (e.g. oil and mining) by Latin American governments.

Helge Ryggvik

helge ryggvikProject researcher

Researcher at the Centre for Technology, Innovation, and Culture (TIK), University of Oslo. Ryggvik hold PhD in History from University of Oslo and his work is based on methodological approaches that range from a broad political economy perspective to more specific analyses of humans relations to technology. The latter has been most notably in his study of safety systems in oil industry. A common empirical starting point for many of his studies is the oil industry. However, he also has written about other subjects, such as trade unions and Norwegian Railways.