José Antonio Puppim de Oliveira
He is a Research Professor at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV/EAESP and FGV/EBAPE). He is also a contributing professor at the Fudan University (China) and at Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar (UASB, Ecuador) as an associate researcher at the MIT Joint Program on Science and Policy for Global Change. He was the Assistant Director and Senior Researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Sustainability at the United Nations University (UNU-IAS) in Japan (2009-2015). He has over 20 years of experience in universities, businesses, think-tanks, and government and international agencies in research, teaching, training and academic management. His research is multi and interdisciplinary, especially in the scope of applied social sciences and its connections with the natural sciences and engineering, crossing several areas of knowledge such as planning, public and business administration, management, environmental policy, development studies, governance and urban studies. His current work focuses on the political economy of sustainable development, particularly in aspects related to governance, institution building and development, and implementation of public policies at various levels. He researches how global institutions are interrelated to local governance, and vice versa. He works mainly with empirical and policy-oriented research analyzing quantitatively and qualitatively governance involving various types of socio-economic actors (eg governments, international organizations, NGOs and companies), economic sectors (eg industrial sectors) and scales (international, regional, national and local). He has experience in working in different continents of the world, including countries such as Brazil, USA, Japan, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Germany, Spain, Portugal, UK, India, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Ghana and Angola. He was a research and teaching assistant at MIT, a professor at the Brazilian School of Public Administration and Business (EBAPE) of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV-RJ), research professor at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) with a Marie Curie Commission European Scholarship and professor (Lecturer) from the University College London (UCL), where he was co-director of the MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development. He has coordinated several research projects and has published ten books and dozens of articles in national and international academic journals. He is an ad hoc evaluator-reviewer and member of several editorial boards of journals and institutions in Brazil and abroad, and is the editor-in-chief of the journal Public Administration and Development (Wiley). He holds a degree in Engineering from the Aeronautical Technological Institute (ITA), a Masters in Regional and Environmental Planning from the Hokkaido University, Japan and a Ph.D. in Planning from MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.