Gustavo Onto holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the National Museum (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), an MA in Sociology from Columbia University (NY, USA) and an Masters in Public Management and Government from Getúlio Vargas Foundation (EAESP, São Paulo). BA in Economics (University of São Paulo). He is currently a Post-Doctoral fellow of the Graduate Program in Sociology and Anthropology of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and an associate researcher of the Center for Research on Culture and Economy (NuCEC), where he coordinates the Anthropology of Finance Study Group (GEAF) in partnership with the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC). He was visiting researcher at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris and is now a visiting fellow at Copenhagen Business School. He is also a member of the Behavioral Studies Group of the Brazilian SEC and a collaborator on the website Estudios de la Economia (http://estudiosdelaeconomia.wordpress.com).
His doctoral research consisted of an ethnographic description of knowledge practices involved in the Brazilian antitrust policy. He is currently developing a large comparative research entitled "Artefacts of regulation: an ethnographic study of documents, archives and communications of the national economic policy". It consists on a comparative and ethnographic account of the regulatory practices of three bodies of the Brazilian executive government - the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Brazilian Central Bank and the Administrative Council for Economic Defense -, taking as focus the practices of production, circulation and organization of documental artefacts common to those organizations.
Areas of interest: Anthropology of Economic Regulation and Policy; Anthropology of Money and Markets; Anthropology of the State and Bureaucracy; Anthropology of Knowledge; Economic History and History of Economic Thought.
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