André Franco Montoro Filho discusses corruption, ethics and economics in a book released by ETCO

In a busy autograph night at Livraria Cultura at Shopping Villa Lobos, in São Paulo, the author of “Corruption, Ethics and Economics”, André Franco Montoro Filho, received guests for the launch of the work published by ETCO and Campus / Elsevier publisher. On September 18, the book will be released in the Federal District

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 the social losses of transgressions.

Certain that, in order to be up to the stage of development it is in, Brazil needs to advance 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 has resulted in high economic and social costs”, comments the chief executive of ETCO, 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