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Gustavo Britto (Gustavo de Britto Rocha) has been a full-time professor at the Department of Economics, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) since 2008.

Currently working as a visiting scholar at SOAS, Department of Economics.

General Coordinator of the DataViva project.

Vice-Director at the Center for Development and Regional Planning (Cedeplar-UFMG) (2018-2023), Editor of Nova Economia Journal (2018-2023), and a member of the board of Graduate Studies of the Postgraduate Programme in Economics at Cedeplar-UFMG (2014-2023) [University Management].

Awarded a PhD degree from the University of Cambridge in 2008, in Regional Growth, Land Economy Department. In 2002, he received an M.A. in Economics from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), and a B.A. in Economics from UFMG (1998) [Academic degrees].

At UFMG, lecturing responsibilities include, among others, Development Economics courses for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Economics at the Faculty of Economics (UFMG) and at Cedeplar-UFMG.

Researcher at the Center for Development and Regional Planning (Cedeplar). Main investigation theme is the multidimensional relationship between structural change and economic development over time and across the territory.

Current research topics, [publications], and [supervisions] include: economic development and structural change,  economic complexity and economic development, technological change and productivity growth, productive and regional diversification, increasing returns to scale and technological change, and balance-of-payments constrained growth.

Research results can be found in journals such as The Cambridge Journal of Economics, Metroeconomica, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Scientometrics, Journal Post Keynesian Economics, Journal of Political Economy, PSL Quarterly Review, Journal of Cleaner Production, and Cepal Review, among others.