Jose Puppim de Oliveira has been Assistant Director and Senior Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) since August 2009. He has academic interests in the political economy of sustainable development. He is particularly interested in researching patterns of environmental governance and policy implementation at different levels, looking at how global policies are translated into local policy implementation. At UNU-IAS, Jose coordinates the Sustainable Urban Futures programme and the master’s programme in Environmental Governance.
Previously, he worked at the University College London (UK), at the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE) of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, 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 the OECD, the World Bank Institute, state and national governments, and various NGOs and small and large firms in the private sector. His experience includes research and teaching activities in Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, USA, Japan, Germany, Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom, Ghana and Angola. He has published seven books and a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is editor of the journal Public Administration and Development (PAD, Wiley-Blackwell).