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Full Professor of Economics at Federal University of Uberlandia (UFU), Brazil. Bachelor in Economics by UFU (1987). M.Sc. and Dr. Sc. Industrial and Technology Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1992 and 1998). Visiting Research Fellow in Economics (Post-Doctor), Oxford University (1999) and Visiting Research Fellow in Latin American Studies (Post-Doctor), Columbia University, USA (2013). He is member of Applied Economics Centre at UFU. Since 1989, he is been focusing on worldwide iron ore and steel industry. Main publications: eight  books (two as editor), 24 book chapters and 379 articles in academic journal and trade magazines. Columnist in the magazine Steel Times International (UK) since 2000.


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