Brazil joins the world in confronting the COVID-19 pandemic and faces several economic questions. The Brazilian central bank is providing liquidity and the government has initiatives to help individuals and the overall economy to ride out the worst of the virus. These include programs of social distancing that have already had deleterious economic effects, but also many have questions whether Brazil has enough fiscal space to undertake emergency programs at the municipal, state, and federal levels. At the 2020 Brazil Summit Brazilian economic authorities and a panel of experts gave their opinions on all aspects of the pandemic.
Mansueto Facundo de Almeida Júnior, Secretary of the Treasury of Brazil, Ministry of the EconomyPanel Discussion
Paulo Vieira da Cunha, Partner, Verbank Consulting LLC
Will Landers, Managing Director, BTG Pactual
Alexis Crow, Advisory Lead, Geopolitical Investing Practice, PwC
Cassiana Fernandez, Chief Economist for Brazil, JPMorgan
Christopher Garman, Managing Director for the Americas, Eurasia Group