Kurt von Mettenheim

Chair, Department of Social and Legal Sciences, São Paulo Business School Getulio Vargas Foundation FGV-EAESP

Dr Kurt von Mettenheim is Professor of Political Sociology, Chair of the Social and Legal Sciences Department, and Faculty Member in the Doctoral Program in Public Administration and Government at the Getulio Vargas Foundation São Paulo Business School (Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo, Fundação Getulio Vargas, FGV-EASP). Formerly University Lecturer in Brazilian Studies at the University of Oxford and Fellow, St Cross College, he has taught at Columbia University, the University of Pittsburgh, the Universidade de São Paulo, and Universidade de Brasilia. Dr Mettenheim is author of Federal Banking in Brazil: Policies and Competitive Advantages (2010), The Brazilian Voter: Mass Politics in Democratic Transition, 1974–1986 (1995), editor, with Maria Antonieta Del Tedesco Lins, of Government Banking: New Perspectives on Sustainable Development and Social Inclusion from Europe and South America (2008), Presidential institutions and democratic politics: comparing regional and national contexts (1997) and, with James Malloy, Deepening democracy in Latin America (1998). Dr Mettenheim is currently conducting research on banking and microfinance in Brazil as fellow of the University of California, Irvine Institute for Money, Technolgy and Financial Inclusion and organizing an international conference on alternative banking and social inclusion to be held at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center. He was founding editor of the FGV Brazil Forecast - GVprevê, Brazil desk officer for Multinational Strategies Inc., and currently senior consultant on Brazil and emerging markets at the Gerson Lehrman Group Councils.