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Marcos Lisboa

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 9:00am to 10:15am
Winter 2023
Lemann Center Conference Room

Education and Competencies in an Integrated School: The Case of Insper

Marcos Lisboa's career includes experiences in academia, government and as an executive at financial institutions. Today the President of Insper, a leading not-for-profit business and economics school in Brazil, from 2013 to April 2015 he served as its Vice-president.

From 2006 to 2009, he served as Executive Director at Itaú Unibanco and as Vice President from 2009 to 2013. From 2005 to 2006, he was President of the Brazilian Reinsurance Institute and had served as the Economic Policy Secretary from Finance Ministry from 2003 to 2005. Marcos was Assistant Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Economics of Fundação Getúlio Vargas between 1998 and 2002 and previously as Assistant Professor of Economics at the Economics Department at Stanford University from 1996 to 1998. Marcos is Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Insper is an institution that combines a relentless pursuit of learning from what other institutions do better, with a unique approach to integrating teaching and research, and different areas of knowledge.

Insper values equally teaching and research and, more than that, believes that these two activities can leverage each other if appropriately integrated. It means taking to the classroom the core of the scientific method, and the best technical tools to guide problem solving and decision making, with a very applied approach.

The integration of areas of knowledge as different as business, engineering, law, computer science, and economics, both on teaching and research, creates amazing outcomes, some planned, some unexpected. In fact, unexpected outcomes are indeed fostered by Insper culture of innovation and experimentation, accepting affordable failures and learning from them.