Oscar Oliveira, born and raised in Brasilia, Brazil, is currently an MPP student at Jackson School of Global Affairs. He holds a B.A in political science and a Bachelor of Laws, both from Universidade de Brasilia (UnB). At Jackson, he aims to develop his academic and professional skills on political risk, market regulation and international trade.
Prior to Yale, Oscar worked for four years as a civil servant in the Brazilian Presidency Office, advising on political risk and national security. His interests in regulation and trade started in his first B.A, where he worked as an intern at the Ministry of Industry, Development and Foreign Trade. Before he returned to Brazilian Government he went into a corporate career, working at companies such as Banco do Brasil and as a business consultant at EloGroup. In his time as a civil servant, as he perceived the intertwined relation between business and government and wished to build a better environment for competition in Brazil, he directed his Bachelor of Laws towards research on the impacts of the digital economy on Brazil’s antitrust policy. In addition to his academic and professional activities, Oscar acted as a volunteer paralegal at No Setor Institute, an NGO whose aim is to promote cultural activities and defend the human rights of the homeless in the central area of Brasilia.
After Yale, he aims to continue working with government bodies or organizations which promote trade and competition globally and to act as a consultant specialized in Brazilian politics and policy.