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, guided by the national interest, contributing to the formation of an intellectual and ruling elite in Brazil.

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




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

      FGV EESP’s activities are guided by the principle of market competition. Internally, cooperation and total quality prevail, combined with the constant pursuit of innovation and improvement in its education management model.

      The school launched its first undergraduate courses in 2004. Before that, Fundação Getulio Vargas’ undergraduate activities in Sao Paulo were focused on areas related to the administration of private and public sector companies.

      Since the 1980s, FGV has run graduate economics courses at the Sao Paulo School of Business Administration (FGV EAESP). In order to expand its areas of activity, it founded the Sao Paulo School of Economics, which offers undergraduate, academic and professional graduate, continuing education and specialized 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.


    • The Sao Paulo School of Economics’ Internal Assessment Committee is a consultative and deliberative body whose function is to analyze and evaluate the performance of the activities carried out by the Sao Paulo School of Economics. It also represents those who directly or indirectly assist the Board of Directors with its strategic decisions, promoting improvements to processes and helping the school achieve its mission.

      The committee was formally created by the school’s Education, Research and Extension Council on July 1, 2004, in accordance with the instructions stipulated in Federal Law 10,861 of April 14, 2004.



      Luciene Torres de Mello Pereira

      Undergraduate degree (2010), master’s (2013) and doctorate (2016) in economics from Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Brazilian School of Economics and Finance (FGV EPGE). While doing her doctorate, she was a visiting researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (2015). She has worked as an analyst at Bahia Asset (2016-2018), a consultant to the World Bank (2018-2019) and a professor at Brasilia Catholic University (2018-2019). She is currently a professor at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Sao Paulo School of Economics (FGV EESP). Her academic interests span macroeconomics, economic growth, development and family economics.


      Faculty representative

      Gabriela do Couto Fonseca 

      Doctorate in economics from the Sao Paulo School of Economics (FGV EESP, 2020), a master’s in applied economics from the University of Sao Paulo’s Economics, Administration and Accounting School in Ribeirão Preto (2015) and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Sao Paulo’s Economics, Administration and Accounting School (2012). She is an associate researcher at LEARN-FGV, an education economics research lab. She has extensive experience in economics, especially in relation to welfare programs. She researches education economics, focusing on the importance of teachers’ expectations and beliefs when it comes to students’ educational results.


      Technical and administrative staff representative

      Marcia Galastri 

      Undergraduate degree in physiotherapy (2009) and master’s in administration (2012) from Sao Camilo University Center, as well as an MBA in project management (2019) from Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Institute for Educational Development (FGV IDE). She has worked as supervisor at the Professors’ Secretariat at Sao Camilo University Center (2004-2013), supervisor at the Graduate and Extension Secretariat at Santo Amaro University (January 2014 to October 2014) and analyst at the Sao Paulo School of Economics (2014 to date).


      Student representative

      Renan Menin Rossi

      Undergraduate student at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Sao Paulo School of Economics (FGV EESP). He is particularly interested in macroeconomics, agribusiness and time series models. He is currently the academic vice president for economics on the Getulio Vargas Academic Board, coordinating efforts to hold events in the area of economics for FGV students and handling communications between students and coordinators.


      Student representative

      Alexandre Marcos Mendes Rabelo

      Undergraduate degree in economics from Minas Gerais Federal University (2009) and master’s in applied economics from Juiz de Fora Federal University (2016). He began his doctorate in economics at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Sao Paulo School of Economics (FGV EESP) in 2018. His research area is applied microeconomics, focusing on political economy and the labor market. He has experience as a new business consultant and he has worked as a researcher at Minas Gerais Federal University’s Center for Regional Development and Planning (CEDEPLAR) and at the Minas Gerais Science and Technology Secretariat.


      Civil community representative

      Felipe Scudeler Salto

      Undergraduate economics degree from FGV EESP (2008) and master’s in public administration and government from Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Sao Paulo School of Business Administration (FGV EAESP, 2013). From 2008 to 2014, he worked as an economist, focusing on macroeconomics, the public finances and the external accounts, at Tendências Consultoria, a consulting firm. Between 2015 and 2016, he was an economic and fiscal affairs advisor to Senator José Serra. He has lectured on non-degree graduate courses at FGV EESP, in the areas of Brazilian macroeconomics and macroeconomics. In 2016, together with Mansueto Almeida, he organized the book “Finanças públicas: da contabilidade criativa ao resgate da credibilidade” (“Public Finances: From Creative Accounting to the Recovery of Credibility”), published by Editora Record. In November 2016, he was appointed by the Senate to serve a six-year term as the first executive director of the Senate’s recently created Independent Fiscal Institute (IFI). In November 2017, he received a Jabuti Award for his aforementioned book, in the Economics category. In 2020, his book “Contas públicas no Brasil” (“Brazil’s Public Finances”), written together with Josué Pellegrini, was published by Editora Saraiva. He currently teaches on the public finance professional master’s course at IDP, a university in Brasilia.


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The General Course Index (IGC) is a quality indicator that evaluates higher education institutions.
The Sao Paulo School of Economics received the maximum possible score (5) in the 2019 IGC evaluation.


The National Student Performance Exam (ENADE) evaluates the performance of students completing undergraduate courses.
FGV EESP’s undergraduate economics course is rated among the best in Brazil.


FGV EESP has been ranked first for economics research in Brazil for the last 10 years.
Click here to see this ranking.


Our Professional Master’s in Economics course obtained the maximum score (5) from the Brazilian Education Ministry’s graduate education support agency, CAPES, for the 2013-2016 period.
Our Academic Master’s and Doctoral courses obtained the maximum score (7) for the 2013-2016 period.


For 10 years in a row, Fundação Getulio Vargas has featured among the world’s best think tanks and it has also been rated the best think tank in Latin America for 10 consecutive years, according to the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go To Think Tank Index. FGV has also been rated the world’s best administered think tank for five years in a row.

The full details are available on the Global Go To Think Tank Index website.

Our history


Launch of the School of Economics

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).

1st Economics Forum of the Getulio Vargas Foundation

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.

Graduation of the 1st Class of the School

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

1st Edition “Economics for High School Students”

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.

1st Class of the PBL Method

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.

New Emphasis on the Undergraduate Course

FGV EESP INOVA. Em 2017 o aluno do curso de graduação em Economia escolhe uma entre as quatro áreas de concentração ou ênfases: Engenharia Financeira, Microeconomia Aplicada, Macroeconomia Aplicada e Economia Política.

EESP partners with Ripple

A Escola de Economia de São Paulo da Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV EESP) é a primeira instituição de ensino do Brasil a fechar parceria com a Ripple em um projeto inédito de apoio a pesquisas acadêmicas, desenvolvimento técnico e inovação nas áreas de blockchain, criptomoedas e pagamentos digitais.

Student Health and Wellness

Em 2019 a FGV EESP lança os programas de Saúde e Bem-Estar com objetivo auxiliar os alunos da Escola de Economia de São Paulo.

O POPE, Programa de Orientação Profissional e Emocional, nasceu da observação dos professores, da conversa e análise das necessidades dos alunos e tem como objetivo auxiliar os alunos da Escola de Economia de São Paulo a vida universitária, ao método pedagógico, e se prepararem para a vida profissional e construção de carreira, aliado a um conhecimento pessoal e construção de resiliência.  Ele é indicado para os alunos de graduação da FGV EESP.

O NAPPE, Núcleo de Apoio Pedagógico e Pesquisa em Educação da FGV EESP, é responsável pelo acompanhamento e aprimoramento do processo de ensino-aprendizagem e de apoio ao PBL. Também conduz e dissemina pesquisas e informações sobre active learning e oferece serviços a docentes e dicentes. 


Professional Doctorate in Economics

Em 2020, a Escola de Economia de São Paulo, lança o Curso de Doutorado Profissional em Economia com o objetivo principal de proporcionar a profissionais de mercado uma formação sólida e aprofundada em economia e finanças para que possam desenvolver pesquisa de ponta em suas atividades diárias. Ademais, egressos poderão ministrar disciplinas que mesclam teoria e prática em economia e/ou finanças.


  • Mayor Faria Lima Bookstore

    The Mayor Faria Lima Bookstore is a specialist bookstore and it imports foreign publications on request. It also stocks the latest national and international publications in the fields of administration, law and economics. 
    Phone: (11) 3799 3541

  • Multisport Court

    The multisport court is also a meeting place for students. As well as hosting sport events such as indoor soccer and basketball championships, it is also used for parties and other events.

  • Problem-Based Learning Rooms

    Our Problem-Based Learning Rooms are designed for group teaching activities. There are also smaller rooms for tutorials, in which the chairs are arranged in a circle to promote discussion and participation among everyone. There are audiovisual resources and whiteboards to facilitate presentations about topics that students have studied and to solve problems.

  • FGV EESP Auditorium

    This is a venue for seminars, panel discussions, forums, conferences, lectures, courses, workshops and debates, among other types of events. There is an entrance hall, where welcome coffees, coffee breaks and cocktail receptions may be held. The entire space is air conditioned and it has excellent conditions in terms of lighting, cleanliness, acoustics and accessibility. The auditorium has a digital sound system, a projector screen, a multimedia projector, Wi-Fi and two televisions for use in video conferencing.

  • Library

    Visit the Karl A. Boedecker Library’s website here. 

  • Computer Laboratory

    Created in 1992, the Information Technology Education and Research Laboratory (LEPI) has the main objective of administering the interface between FGV’s IT resources and academic activities in Sao Paulo. LEPI features state-of-the-art equipment, connected in a network, with free internet access and software programs for various activities and teaching areas in administration, economics and law.

    Professors and students can use six well-equipped laboratories, which are open from Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 10 pm, and on Saturdays, from 9 am to 3 pm.

  • Study Rooms

    There several study rooms in FGV EESP’s building at Rua Itapeva, 474. They are located on the ground floor. There is a 57.63-square-meter group study room for undergraduate students, with room for 22 students, and there are two group study rooms for students doing academic graduate courses, each 28.46 square meters in size and able to accommodate 16 students. On the building’s first floor, FGV EESP’s students may use the 91.74-square-meter individual study room, which has room for 68 students.

  • Rockafé Snack Bar

    Students and employees can eat snacks and socialize in this café, located on the ground floor of FGV EESP’s building.

  • Junior Economics Consultancy

    The Junior Economics Consultancy is a student organization at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Sao Paulo School of Economics (FGV EESP), made up of and managed by economics, administration and law students.

    It was founded as a nonprofit civil society by FGV EESP students on December 17, 2007.


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