FGV EESP is a center of excellence for the generation and transmission of economic knowledge, contributing to the formation of an intellectual and managerial elite in Brazil.





    • The Fundação Getulio Vargas Sao Paulo School of Economics (FGV EESP) is a center of excellence for the generation and transmission of economic knowledge. Its goal is to develop an environment for learning and public debate oriented by the national interest, contributing to the formation of an intellectual and managerial elite in Brazil.

      FGV EESP is an organization guided by ethics and social responsibility. It seeks to influence the national agenda, based on sustainable and equitable economic development.

      To fulfill its mission, FGV EESP guarantees intellectual freedom for its members and encourages pluralism. It is always recruiting talents to ensure excellence and continuous improvement.


      FGV EESP’s action is underpinned by the principle of market competition. Internally, we strive for cooperation and total quality, combined with the continuous pursuit of innovation and improvements to our education management model. 

      The School of Economics ran its first undergraduate course in 2004. Before this, Fundação Getulio Vargas’ undergraduate education activities in Sao Paulo were focused on private and public sector company administration.

      Nevertheless, since the 1980s, FGV has run graduate economics courses at FGV EAESP. In order to expand its area of activity, it established the Sao Paulo School of Economics, which offers undergraduate, academic and professional graduate, continuing education and specialist economics courses.



    • In creating the Sao Paulo School of Economics, FGV had the aim of developing a center of excellence for education and research, to contribute to Brazil’s economic and social development and its pursuit of national identity.

      FGV EESP has three fundamental guidelines:

      • To think about Brazil and contribute to its development through knowledge of its reality and by strengthening its national identity;
      • To contribute to the formation of an intellectual and managerial elite in Brazil, as all wealthy nations have their own intelligentsia and enlightened leaders who are committed to them; and
      • To participate in and contribute to discussion and analysis of key items on the national economic and social development agenda.


Our history


Lançamento da Escola de Economia de São Paulo

On August 18, 2003, EESP FGV was officially launched on the trading floor of the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange. The Sao Paulo School of Economics grew out of the Economic Planning and Analysis Department of the Sao Paulo School of Business Administration. Therefore, its professors were already experienced in economics teaching and research, and they had practical experience, as many of them had held important positions in the public and private sectors (ministers, state secretaries, and the CEOs and directors of banks and other companies).

1° Fórum de Economia da Fundação Getulio Vargas

The First Economics Forum was supported by the Sao Paulo State Federation of Industry / Sao Paulo State Center of Industries (FIESP/CIESP), the Unified Workers’ Union (CUT), trade union Força Sindical, and the Institute for Studies on Industrial Development (IEDI). The forum was held on September 13 and 14, 2004, at the Hotel Paulista Plaza Convention Center in in Sao Paulo.

Colação de Grau da 1ª turma do curso de Graduação em Economia

The graduation ceremony for the first undergraduate economics class was held on March 27, 2008 at the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.

1ª edição Economia para alunos do Ensino Médio

The first edition of our economics course for high school students happened from April 11 to 14, 2011 in the Fundação Getulio Vargas auditorium. It was attended by approximately 500 high school students. The content was taught by Professor Bernardo Guimarães, who has a PhD in economics from Yale University and wrote the books “Economics Without Tricks” and “Introduction to Economics,” published by Campus.

1ª Turma do método PBL

Since it was founded, FGV EESP has sought to provide a fertile and stimulating learning environment, to help its students incorporate knowledge definitively and use it in new contexts and situations, including to solve real-world problems. To this end, we adopted the Problem-Based Learning methodology. In this educational model, implemented in 2013, the curriculum’s topics are presented in the form of concrete problems to provide theoretical learning. In this learning process, students actively “reinvent concepts, models and theory,” always general and abstract, so they can be applied to reality, which is always specific.




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