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Executive Director

Felipe Scudeler Salto

Felipe Salto holds a B.A. in Economics from the São Paulo School of Economics at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) and a master’s degree in public administration and government also from FGV. He was an economic consultant, focused on macroeconomics, public accounts and external accounts and worked on projects and opinions on related matters for specific companies (2008-2014). Between 2015 and 2016, he worked as advisor of senators José Serra and José Aníbal in economic and fiscal matters. He lectured Brazilian macroeconomics at MBA courses from FGV/EESP. He published articles in “Folha de S. Paulo”, in ‘Valor Econômico” and in the “O Estado de S. Paulo”. In 2016, he published the book "Public Finance: From Creative Accounting to the Rescue of Credibility", by Editora Record. In November 2016, the plenary of the Federal Senate approved his name to assume the executive board of the newly created IFI, position currently held. In November 2017, he received the Jabuti Prize, when he obtained the first place in the Economy category, with the aforementioned book.

Director

Josué Alfredo Pellegrini

Josué Pellegrini holds a doctorate degree in Economics from the University of São Paulo (USP). He has also a bachelor’s degree in Law. Josué has a large professional experience, having taught in several institutions, such as USP, worked as a researcher at the Fundação do Desenvolvimento Administrativo of the Government of the State of São Paulo (Fundap) and public policy analyst at the Brazilian Ministry of Finance. He has also worked as economic advisor at the federal Chamber of Deputies and the Federal Senate. He published the book Macroeconomics (1997), by Editora Vestcon. Josué won the academic award from the Federal Council of Economics (1996) and the National Treasury Award (2006 and 2016).

Analysts

Alessandro Ribeiro de Carvalho Casalecchi

Alessandro holds a doctorate degree in Economics from FGV/EESP and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of São Paulo (USP), focused on econometric methods (econometric theory and applied econometrics). He has published a paper on the transparency of local public procurement in the journal Cadernos de Gestão Pública e Cidadania, FGV. He also has experience with research on the labor market as well as on the econometric properties of program evaluation methods, among other topics.

Alexandre Augusto Seijas de Andrade

Alexandre Andrade holds a B.A. in Economics and a master’s degree in Economics from the University of São Paulo (USP). Worked previoulsy as teacher of Economics in undegraduate and postgraduate courses. Between 2007 and 2011, worked as sênior economist at Tendências Consultoria Integrada, being responsible for economic activity matters, in addition of taking part in special studies and specific demands by the clients. Worked also as economist for Votorantim Brokerage House between 2011 and 2013, being responsible for elaborating macroeconomic and sectoral scenarios for internal and external audiences. Was chief-economist at GO Associados, a consulting company, between 2013 and 2016, in which introduced a macro research area. At the Brazilian Federal Senate, worked as advisor to senator Lúcia Vânia between 2016 and 2018 in economic and fiscal matters.

Daniel Veloso Couri

Daniel Couri holds a B.A. in Economics (2004 ) and a master’s degree in Public Sector Economics (2016) from the University of Brasília (UnB). He is an expert on budget and public finance, having worked at the Federal Budget Office of the Brazilian Ministry of Planning (2006-2008) and at the Macro Evaluation Office of the Brazilian Court of Audits - TCU (2008-2014). Since 2014, Daniel is a budget advisor at the Federal Senate, currently seconded to the IFI. He has taught budget and public finance in several courses for TCU and the Brazilian National Judicial School for Formation and Development (Enfam).

Rafael da Rocha Mendonça Bacciotti

Rafael holds a B.A. degree and a master’s degree in Economics, both from the São Paulo School of Economics at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV). He has worked for eight years in the macroeconomic team of the consultancy firm Tendências, analyzing economic indicators and working on the design of projects with the application of econometric models. He has articles published in some of main Brazilian newspapers, such as Folha de S. Paulo, Valor Econômico and O Estado de S. Paulo.