Puppim de Oliveira, Jose

Jose Puppim de Oliveira
Research Affiliate


Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira is faculty member at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV/EAESP and FGV/EBAPE), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPEAD-UFRJ) and Fudan University (Shanghai). He is also associated as visiting researcher at the United Nations University (UNU-IIGH) in Kuala Lumpur and MIT-UTM Visiting Scholar. He has more than 20 years of experience in research, teaching, consulting and training in universities, think-tanks and the United Nations. His work is multi and interdisciplinary involving applied social sciences and their links with the natural and health sciences and engineering. His academic expertise cuts across different fields including urban studies, planning, environmental policy, development studies, business and society and public administration and management. His research and policy interests concentrate broadly in the area of political economy of sustainable development. He is particularly interested in patterns of governance, institution building and policy implementation at different levels, looking at how global and national institutions are interlinked to local governance and action, and vice-versa. He has carried out policy-oriented empirical research, undertaking quantitative and qualitative analyses of governance involving diverse groups of actors (e.g., different levels of governments, international organizations, NGOs, SMEs, industries), economic sectors, regions of the world and scales (e.g., international, national and local). His experience comprises research, consultancy and policy work in more than 20 countries in all continents. 

He held positions of Senior Research Fellow and Assistant Director of UN University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) in Japan between 2009 and 2015 where he coordinated the Sustainable Urban Futures research program and the Master of Science in Environmental Governance. Previously, he worked as faculty member at the University College London (UK), at the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE) of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) as a European Commission’s Marie Curie Fellow, and as an instructor, consultant and researcher for several organizations such as different United Nations agencies, the OECD, the World Bank Institute, sub-national and national governments, and various NGOs and small and large firms in the private sector. He has published eight books and a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Public Administration and Development (PAD, Wiley-Blackwell) and member of several editorial boards such as the Brazilian Review of Contemporanean Administration (RAC, ANPAD), Asian Journal of Political Science and Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration (Taylor and Francis). Jose holds a Ph.D. in Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.

Education + Credentials
1995-2000. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dep. Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), Cambridge, USA Degree received: Ph.D. in Planning. Awarded the Vorhees Scholarship from DUSP/MIT
1992-1995. Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Environmental Earth Sciences, Sapporo, Japan. Degree received: Master of Environmental Science. Received the Japanese Ministry of Education MONBUSHO Scholarship
1985-1989. Aeronautics Technological Institute (ITA), S.J. dos Campos, Brazil. Degree received: Degree in Engineering, December 1989. Broad curriculum in engineering with emphasis on electronic systems and computing.