ETCO advisor takes on Butantan Foundation

André Franco Montoro Filho will take care of the management of the main São Paulo institute for the production of serums and vaccines

Economist André Franco Montoro Filho took on the role of president of the Butantan Foundation on August 28. The Foundation is responsible for the administrative and financial management of the Butantan Institute, a biomedical research and production center under the Secretariat of Health of the States of São Paulo. Montoro Filho is a consultant and former president of ETCO-Brazilian Institute of Competition Ethics.

The Butantan Institute currently produces six vaccines, for diseases such as tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough (triple bacterial), influenza and hepatitis B, and 13 serums, including antiophidic, anti-arachnid, anti-tetanus and antibotulin.

Montoro Filho already served as an advisor to the board of the Institute and the Foundation. He is a former secretary of Economy and Planning in the Mario Covas and Geraldo Alckmin administrations and had a prominent role in the process of adjustment and fiscal discipline and in the Privatization Program of the State of São Paulo (PED).

The inauguration of Montoro Filho was attended by the president of ETCO, Evandro Guimarães, the State Secretary for Health, David Uip, and other authorities.


“Corruption, Ethics and Economics”, by André Franco Montoro Filho, is released in Brasília

On September 18, André Franco Montoro Filho was in the Federal District for autograph night for his most recent work, “Corruption, Ethics and Economics - Reflections on Competitive Ethics in Market Economies”, published by ETCO and Campus / Elsevier publisher .

With a preface by Tercio Sampaio Ferraz Junior, “Corruption, Ethics and Economics - Reflections on Competitive Ethics in Market Economies” brings together 33 texts produced by ETCO's adviser, André Franco Montoro Filho, between 2006 and 2011, a period in which he dedicated himself the study of the advantages of ethical behavior and, on the other hand, of the social losses of transgressions. Certain that, in order to rise to the stage of development it is in, Brazil needs to move forward within the legal framework, ETCO has brought to the public an indispensable work for understanding what a healthy business environment is, showing how to overcome obstacles for healthy and sustained growth.

“The tests are interconnected in such a way that they allow us, with the resulting distance of time, to understand how the inducers of the culture of transgressions work, which result in high economic and social costs”, comments ETCO's executive president, Roberto Abdenur.

In the preface by Tercio Sampaio Ferraz Junior, a summary of the work:

“This is a book of short texts and sharp reflections. In it, Montoro perceives the triggering of very real forms of economic and social inequality, bureaucratic imbalance and legal distortion, behavioral dysfunctions and corruption, which end up consummating a split between ethics, on the one hand, politics and law, on the other. Ethics are degraded in the morals of interest and efficiency, and politics and law end up in exile in the abstraction of the law or, then, confiscated by ideological opportunism. Hence its call for the rescue of legal security, legislative rationality and effective enforcement of laws. ”


Reflections on Competition Ethics in Market Economies

Author: André Franco Montoro Filho

Foreword: Tercio Sampaio Ferraz Junior

Publisher: Campus / Elsevier

1st edition, 2012, 168 pages

ISBN 978-85-352-6196-7

Suggested price: R $ 45,00

“Lack of ethics is an important enemy of the Brazilian economy”

“Corruption, ethics and economics - Reflections on competitive ethics in market economies” brings together 33 texts produced by the economist and specialist at the Millennium Institute André Franco Montoro Filho between 2006 and 2011, a period in which he dedicated himself to the study of the advantages of ethical behavior and the social losses of transgressions.

The specialist talked to Imil about the publication.

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