Campos Neto on reforming Brazil’s economy amid Covid-19 distress

Roberto Campos Neto
Roberto Campos Neto, Central Bank of Brazil
Photo: Cacalos Garrastazu

President Jair Bolsonaro strongly supported your nomination as governor of the Central Bank of Brazil (BCB) in February 2019. Was the transition to the public sector expected? Why did you accept the position, and were there any preconditions?

I have always supported liberal economic ideas. This was my connection to the group of people that developed the plan for an eventual Bolsonaro government. The history is deeper than that of an invitation and a subsequent acceptance to be the governor of

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