Fernando Rugitsky is a faculty member at the Department of Economics of the University of São Paulo and is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Centre of Latin American Studies at the University of Cambridge. He is also a Principal Investigator of Mecila (Maria Sibylla Merian Centre Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America) and a researcher at Cenedic (Centre for the Studies of Citizenship Rights). He obtained his PhD in Economics at The New School for Social Research (USA) and is currently researching the connections between economic growth, income distribution, and structural dynamics in the recent trajectory of Brazil. His works have been published, in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, in peer-reviewed journals like the Cambridge Journal of Economics and the Review of Keynesian Economics and in edited books. In 2018, he received an honorable mention in an international essay contest promoted by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).