Knowledge systematized by scientific research is the main instrument of transformations, particularly those that provide freedom for the individual.
Post-doctorate at the Institute of Economics and Management (ISEG) at the Universidade Técnica de Lisbon, Portugal. Ph.D. in Economics at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Master in Business Administration at the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE) of Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). Graduated in Public Administration at the School of Management of the Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA).
Research and publications focused on political administration, public finances, State and public policies.
Retired Full Professor at EAUFBA. Currently linked to the NPGA/EAUFBA by PROPAP/UFBA – Special Program for Participation of Retired Teachers. Visiting professor at the Faculty of Economics, Administration and Accounting (FEAC) of the Universidade Federal de Alagoas (UFAL). Chief editor of the Revista Brasileira de Administração Politica – REBAP, since 2008. Head of the Department of Public Administration-DAP (1982-1986). Director of EAUFBA (1993-1997, 2004-2013).