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Revista de Economia Contemporânea
Print version ISSN 1415-9848
BASTIAN, Eduardo F. and EARP, Fabio de Silos Sá. Antonio Barros de Castro's last lecture. Rev. econ. contemp. [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.2, pp. 201-207. ISSN 1415-9848. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-98482012000200002.
Six days before his death, Professor Antonio Barros de Castro gave the first lecture of his graduate course at the Institute of Economics of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, which happened to be the last lecture of his life. He presented his current research agenda, whose main subjects were China's rise in the world economy, the financial crisis of the West and the challenges Brazil has been facing in this new emerging world. This article is intended to present a synthesis of the notes we took from China's last lecture, in addition to some personal comments that may help contextualise his ideas and current research agenda.
Keywords : China's rise; financial crisis; Brazilian challenges.