Economic Crisis

The course seeks to shed lights on the main economic crisis that occurred during the centuries XX e XXI. By identifying their resemblance and similarities, such as excess of indebtedness by the government, households, banks or external, thanks to excess of money and lack of regulation. These crises are usually preceded by asset bubbles. And ironically as it may looks usually the instruments used (expansionary monetary policy) to address the contractionary effects of a bubble burst are most of the time the seeds of the next crisis.

Initially, the course offers an introduction of the concepts of balance of payments, different kind of crisis and external fragility. Subsequently, the course follows a case study pattern making a deep dive on several crises such as those that hit Brazil ((1982,1999 and 2015), Mexico (1994), Japan (1989), Asia (1997 and 1998), Argentina (2001/2002), US (2007) and Euro Zone (2008).

12 hours



More than 30 years of experience in the international financial market
Dumas has worked with several FIs such as Citigroup, Lloyds Bank, UBS and Itaú BBA. From 2007 to 2011, he was the Chief Representative of Banco Itaú BBA in Shanghai and during 2016 he played an important role at the New Development Bank (BRICs bank) helping to implement the credit risk policy of the bank;

Dumas holds a Master’s degree in Chinese Economy from FUDAN University (China) and a Master in Economics from the University of Birmingham (UK), bachelor in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and Specialization Course in BA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). Dumas is also a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder (CFA) by the ICFA (USA)

Professor of many business school such as INSPER, IBMEC – SP, FIA/USP and Saint Paul. While in Shanghai, Dumas had the privilege to be an invited professor at CEIBS (China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and Fudan University.

Writer of the books Economia Chinesa (CHINESE ECONOMY): Transformações, Rumos e Necessidade de Rebalanceamento do Modelo Econômico da China, and Crises Econômicas Internacionais (INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC CRISES)

He has given lectures and speeches for more than 30 years for companies and financial institutions such as Santander, CPFL, Banco do Brasil, Evonik Industries, Prologis Logistics Real Estate & Supply Chain, General Motors do Brasil, Delphi Automotive, Ford Motor Company do Brasil, Revestcar, Porto Sudeste, etc.

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