Sanctions, informalization and the movement towards authoritarian capitalism in Venezuela

19 Abr

Next Tuesday, April 19, we will hold the event “Sanctions, informalization and the movement towards authoritarian capitalism in Venezuela” with guest professor Benedicte Bull (Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo) and mediation by professor Monica Herz.

04/19 at 1:00 pm. In-person event.
PUC-Rio Campus, Gávea. IAG building, room I006, ground floor.

About Benedicte Bull
His research interests focus on the relationship between politics, economics and development and how international conditions affect the possibilities of establishing good institutions that facilitate positive social change. Its main focus geographically is Latin America, and in recent years it has focused particularly on Venezuela. She especially researches the relationship between politics and business elites through many projects. Now Bull leads three projects: 1) one that analyzes the importance of China for international cooperation, democracy and the environment in Latin America and Africa, 2) one that researches the role of small businesses in the development and reduction of violence. in large violent cities in the South, and 3) one that looks at economic development in Venezuela, with a particular focus on the importance of international sanctions for the relationship between public and private elites. She has led a project on the strategies of Central American economic groups in a globalized economy and another on the importance of changing elites for environmental policy in Latin America. Prior to that, she researched the importance of global private companies to UN organizations and multilateral banking policies. An important reason for her interest in the relationship between elites and institutions is the importance it has for social and economic inequality. Through her work with elites and institutions in Latin America, she has also become increasingly interested in the illegal economy and how the organizations that emerge from it challenge and cooperate with traditional elites.