Mr Paulo Nogueira Batista, Jr is a well-known Brazilian economist. He has a BA in Economics from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and a Master degree in Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Since April 2007, Mr Nogueira Batista has been the Executive Director representing Brazil and a group of eight countries in the region at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Prior to joining the IMF, Mr Nogueira Batista held the following positions: Under Secretary for Economics Affairs, Ministry of Planning; Advisor to the Minister of Finance on External Debt, Ministry of Finance; Head of the Center for Monetary and International Economics Studies, Getulio Vargas Foundation. He was also a Professor and Researcher of the Getulio Vargas Foundation in São Paulo.
Mr Nogueira Batista has participated in numerous conferences and delivered lectures in many different Brazilian cities and abroad. He is the author of four books and a vast list of economic papers and publications. He is also a frequent contributor to two major Brazilian newspapers.