Márcio Garcia is associate professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, since 1991, having previously served as department chairman and director of both graduate and undergraduate studies. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University Economics department.

His areas of research are international finance and monetary economics. Márcio has been visiting professor and scholar at the economics departments of Stanford, Chicago, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and MIT/Sloan in the United States, and at the Paris School of Economics (then, DELTA) and Université D’Evry-Val-D’Essone in France. He has consulted for international and Brazilian institutions, such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, BM&F Bovespa, the Brazilian Development Bank, Icatu, Associação Brasileira das Entidades dos Mercados Financeiro e de Capitais (Brazilian Association of Financial and Capital Markets), NEO Investimentos and Fininvest, among

His academic papers and op-ed articles may be found at www.economia.puc-rio.br/Mgarcia/. He is a member of the Bellagio Group.

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