Climate change and agribusiness in focus during sabbatical leave in US
Professor Augusto Mussi Alvim to stay at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign until Feb 2020
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Business School professor Augusto Mussi Alvim serves as a visiting professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, until Feb 2020, on PUCRS-PrInt. He is working under the cooperation project Macro and microeconomic aspects associated with economic, social, human and environmental development, which is coordinated by Dr Edimara Luciano, under the priority area World in Motion: Individuals and Society.
One of the goals of his stay in the US is to consolidate the existing partnership between PUCRS and the US institution. “We look forward to increasing student and teacher mobility numbers as well as developing joint projects and raising more funds for projects involving the Graduate Program in Economics (PPGE) and Regional Economics Applications Laboratory (REAL),” Alvin adds.
The partnership between the two institutions began with the efforts of Professor Carlos Eduardo Lobo e Silva, a former University of Illinois graduate. It has made it possible for the students in the Graduate Program in Economics to have international experiences at the REAL Center in the United States. In addition, PUCRS’ faculty members have joined the project Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet), coordinated by University of Illinois’ Professor Sandy Dall’erba. AcceNet is a multidisciplinary network of researchers committed to advancing research and mobility for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the area of Economic Impacts of Climate Change.
During his stay abroad, Alvin will develop research on The Paris agreement as well as climate change and its effects on Brazilian agribusiness, especially on the meat sector. He is also expected to take part in seminars and present papers to students and faculty of the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics.