ABOUT US

The Center for Development and Regional Planning (Cedeplar) is a research centre founded in 1967 as an office directly connected to the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). In 1968, it started a postgraduate (Masters) programme in Economics. Since then, as an office liked to the Faculty of Economics, Cedeplar has been home for the Postgraduate Programmes in Demography and in Economics.

Initially focused on regional economics, the Cedeplar's has considerably broadened its areas of interest with the addition of new fields of research, including the PhD programme in Economics and the Masters and PhD programmes in Demography. The diversity of research areas and ideas has become the hallmark of the institution. This diversity is celebrated at the "Seminário de Economia Mineira", or Diamantina Seminar, which has been organised biannually since 1982.

The Postgraduate Programme in Demography received has received consistently the highest mark from the Ministry of Education. The Programme is a reference in Latin America.

Currently, the Postgraduate Programme in Economics is ranked by the Ministry of Education in the top 3 university-based programmes. Its research in Regional Economics and Urban Planning, Economic History and History of Economic Thought, Economics of Science and Technology, and Public Social Policies have become academic benchmarks in Brazil.

The excellence of the Cedeplar's postgraduate programmes in partly due to its academic publications of its academic staff in local and international journals. As an integral part of its workflow, Cedeplar created a Discussion Paper Series in 1974. The complete series catalog of over 500 papers, which included full texts in Portuguese and in English, can be seen here.

STRUCTURE

Cedeplar's director is chosen by the Faculty of Economics Collegiate Board. The director is in charge of day-to-day activities and all decisions are submitted to Cedeplar's Board, which is composed by the Vice Director, the coordinators of both postgraduate programmes, Head of the Department of Demography and  the Head of the Department of Economics.

Director:

Prof. Mônica Viegas Andrade

Vice-Director:

Prof. Eduardo da Motta e Albuquerque

Board:

Prof. Marco Flávio da Cunha Resende - Coordinator of the Economics Programmes

Prof. José Irineu Rangel Rigotti - Coordinator of the Demography Programmes

Prof. Laura Lídia Rodríguez Wong - Head of the Department of Demography

Prof. Edson Paulo Domingues - Head of the Department of Economics

 

PAST DIRECTORS

Prof. Cássio Maldonado Turra (2014-2016)

Prof. Hugo Eduardo da Gama Cerqueira (2009-2014)

     (Currently Deputy Rector for Planning, UFMG)

Prof. Mauro Borges Lemos (2007-2009)

     (CEO, CEMIG Group, from 2015)

     (Brazil's Minister for Development, Industry and Commerce, 2013-2014)
     (President of the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development - ABDI, 2009-2013)

Prof. José Alberto Magno de Carvalho  (1994-2007)

     (Professor Emeritus, former Director of the Faculty of Economics, UFMG)

Prof. Diana Reiko T. O. Sawyer (1991-1994)

     (Professor Emeritus, UFMG)

Prof. João Antônio de Paula (1989-1991)

     (Deputy Rector for Planning, 2010-2014, UFMG)

Prof. Clélio Campolina Diniz (1987-1989)

     (Brazil's Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, 2014)
     (University Rector, 2010-2014)
     (Professor Emeritus, Former Director of the Faculty of Economics, UFMG)

Prof. José Alberto Magno de Carvalho  (1981-1985)

     (Professor Emeritus, former Director of the Faculty of Economics, UFMG)

Prof. Paulo Paiva (1987-1989)

     (Brazilian Minister of Labour, 1995-1998)

Prof. Clélio Campolina Diniz (1979-1981)

     (Brazil's Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, 2014)
     (University Rector, 2010-2014)
     (Former Director of the Faculty of Economics, UFMG)

Prof. José Alberto Magno de Carvalho  (1975-1979)

     (Professor Emeritus, former Director of the Faculty of Economics)

Prof. José Birchal Wanderley (1973-1975)

Prof. Paulo Roberto Haddad (1968-1971)

     (Brazilian Minister of Finance, 1992-1993)

Prof. Fernando Antônio Roquette Reis (1967-1968)