The Rio & Leeds Building Research Interest across Developed and Growing Economies (BRIDGE) Seminars were created to foster the connection between two academic centres that are recognized for advancing a pluralist view of economics: the Institute of Economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (IE-UFRJ) and the Economics Department of the Leeds University Business School (LUBS). The encounters will constitute opportunities for members of these two universities to discuss current issues of global relevance, in a collaborative manner catered towards identifying areas of common concern across the north-south divide.

Seminars will take place on the first Friday of every month, from May to October, via virtual platform. Each session will feature one question that the invited discussants will approach, first with short presentations and then with open conversations. The schedule will also feature a session for post-graduate researchers who are interested in presenting their works in front of this diverse audience and obtain their valuable feedback.

Events will be open to professors, staff and post-graduate students from UFRJ and LUBS, all of whom are invited to participate and contribute with the discussions.

Seminar 1

Eventoleeds 05

Does the rise of China pose a threat to the hegemony of the US dollar?
Prof. Ernani Torres (IE-UFRJ)
Prof. Gary Dymski (LUBS)

DATE: Friday, 19 May 2023
BR TIME 11:00h / UK TIME 3:00 pm



Seminar 2

Eventoleeds 06

Financialization impacts core and peripheral economies in the same way?
Luiz Fernando de Paula (PEPI/IE-UFRJ)
‪Annina Kaltenbrunner (LUBS)

DATE: Friday, 02 June 2023
BR TIME 9:00h / UK TIME 1:00 pm



Seminar 3

Eventoleeds 07

How does the international use of a currency affect an economy?
Rodrigo Vergnhanini  (IE-UFRJ)
‪Bianca Orsi (LUBS)

DATE: Friday, 07 July 2023
BR TIME 11:00h / UK TIME 3:00 pm


Instituto de Economia da UFRJ Avenida Pasteur, 250, Palácio Universitário.