The Rese­ar­ch Cen­ter on Macro­e­co­no­mics of Ine­qua­li­ti­es (in Por­tu­gue­se, Made), based at the Uni­ver­sity of São Pau­lo (FEA/USP), is dedi­ca­ted to unders­tan­ding and dis­cus­sing the foun­da­ti­ons and eco­no­mic con­se­quen­ces of the mul­ti­ple aspects of ine­qua­li­ti­es, espe­ci­ally in the Bra­zi­li­an reality.

The cen­ter’s rese­ar­chers, in addi­ti­on to the aca­de­mic dis­cus­si­on, have the pur­po­se of con­tri­bu­ting to the eco­no­mic deba­te and to the ela­bo­ra­ti­on of public poli­ci­es, both through dia­lo­gue with civil soci­ety and through ini­ti­a­ti­ves that aim to popu­la­ri­ze kno­wled­ge about the area.

Rese­ar­chers keep cons­tant con­tact with the sci­en­ti­fic com­mu­nity, pre­sen­ting papers at nati­o­nal and inter­na­ti­o­nal con­fe­ren­ces, giving lec­tu­res, and par­ti­ci­pa­ting in deba­tes in Bra­zil and abro­ad, in addi­ti­on to being enga­ged in rese­ar­ch ini­ti­a­ti­ves by ins­ti­tu­ti­ons such as the Inter­na­ti­o­nal Labor Orga­ni­za­ti­on (ILO), the Ins­ti­tu­te for New Eco­no­mic Thin­king and the Open Soci­ety. In addi­ti­on, sin­ce the for­ma­ti­on of the group, its mem­bers have had arti­cles published in aca­de­mic jour­nals such as Cam­brid­ge Jour­nal of Eco­no­mics, Jour­nal of Evo­lu­ti­o­nary Eco­no­mics, Metro­e­co­no­mi­ca, Struc­tu­ral Chan­ge and, Eco­no­mic Dyna­mics, Jour­nal of Eco­no­mic Beha­vi­or and Orga­ni­za­ti­on, Jour­nal of Post Key­ne­si­an Eco­no­mics, Eco­no­mic Mode­ling, and Revi­ew of Key­ne­si­an Economics.