Anderson Cavalcante is a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). He holds a PhD (2012) from the University of Cambridge, Land Economy Department, a master’s degree (2006) from the Centro de Desenvolvimento e Planejamento Regional, CEDEPLAR/UFMG (Center for Development and Regional Planning) and a degree in Economics (2002) from UFMG.
In the Department of Economics, he currently lectures classes on Regional Economics, Financial System and Development, Monetary and International Financial Economics and Foreign Exchange and Development, among others, for the undergraduate courses of Economics and International Economic Relations and also on graduate courses of Economics at CEDEPLAR/UFMG.
He is also a researcher, having developed several studies and public-related (extension) projects. He elaborates research papers, guidelines and publications on topics related to Regional, Monetary and Financial Economics, acting mainly on the following themes: regional and urban economics, international economics, monetary economics, economic development and the monetary and financial system.
He currently develops research on:
1) the effects of regional financial polarization on growth and economic development;
2) urban (financial) dynamics;
3) spatial financialization and regional resilience;
4) sustainable development and its forms of financing;
5) financial education;
6) the mining economy and its effects on regional development, analysis of the impacts of technological disasters and valuation of losses resulting from disasters;
He also contributes to research groups such as LEMTe (Lab of Studies on Money and Territory), FINDE (Research Group on Financialization and Development) and a Research Group on Solidarity, Popular Economy and Regional Development.
He is currently the Head (Coordinator) of the Board of the Undergraduate Course of Economics at UFMG, the President of the Council Board for the Economics Undergraduate Course and member of the Fiscal Council of IPEAD.
He is a member of the Regional Studies Association and the Brazilian Keynesian Association (AKB).
He is editor of the Brazilian Keynesian Review.