History

The Master’s program of the Postgraduate Program in Economics (PPGE) at the School of Economics, Management, and Accounting at the University of São Paulo (FEA/USP), created in 1970, is one of the pioneers in the country. The doctorate program, also one of the most traditional in the country, dates from 1974.

Throughout its history, PPGE professors, students, and graduates have actively contributed to society through research, academic training, and services to society. Among these contributions are the production of articles and books published in national and international scientific channels of excellence, the introduction of methodological innovations in the Brazilian academia, the work of members of the program community in government agencies and the private sector, and the training of professors who started working in several academic programs throughout Brazil and abroad. Since its creation, PPGE has trained more than 600 masters and 300 doctors.

Since its founding in 1970, PPGE has built a solid and respected reputation, helping the department to host national and international scientific events, acting in several national and international organizations and associations through its professors, and disseminating their research in different forums.

Throughout its history, the PPGE has had a close relationship with the Institute of Economic Research Foundation (Fipe), allowing the knowledge accumulated in the Economics department of FEA/USP to reach extra-university dimensions in various studies carried out for the public and private sectors in the country. Fipe, in turn, has been a fundamental pillar for training students and facilitating research of great relevance to society.

Due to its rich history and performance in the national economic scenario, PPGE is among the best-evaluated programs in Economics by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES). It obtained a maximum score of 7 in the last three evaluation cycles of CAPES (2007-2009, 2010-2012, and 2013-2016) and a score of 6 in the triennial evaluations of 2001-2003 and 2004-2006 (maximum area score in these three-year periods). As a result of such evaluations, PPGE is part of CAPES’ Academic Excellence Program (Proex).