Biography Igor Rocha
Senior Fellow at the Brazilian Center of International Relations (CEBRI). Igor Lopes Rocha has a PhD from the University of Cambridge and is a member of the Sidney Sussex College and the Cambridge Society for Social and Economic Development in the UK. He holds a master's degree in Economics from the State University of Campinas (2011) under the supervision of Professor Mariano Laplane, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (2009).
Lopes Rocha received the 2019 Brazilian Development Association (ABDE) & Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) award for first place in the development category with the article “Productive Diversification, Structural Transition and Density of Industrial Chains: Are Brazil and South Korea That Different?”. In 2012, he received the Luca d'Agliano Prize (Italy), in partnership with the Churchill College from the University of Cambridge, for his PhD research project “Essays on Economic Growth and Industrial Development: A Comparative Analysis Between Brazil and South Korea”, under the supervision of Professor Gabriel Palma.
He was Director of Planning and Economics of the Brazilian Association of Infrastructure and Basic Industries (ABDIB) between 2016 and 2022. He is Professor of the MBA PPP and Concessions program. He is also an Associate Researcher at the Center for the Study of New Developmentalism from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (CND-FGV). He is currently Chief Economist at the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (FIESP).