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Closing Seminar of the Binational Research Project "Corporate Crime and Systemic Corruption in Brazil"

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This project was carried out between 2018 and 2022 and financed by an international cooperation agreement between the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the German Research Foundation (DFG.) In this seminar we will discuss the relationship between money and politics in Brazil, showing it both as a cause of the judicialization of electoral processes in the country and as the main reason behind the Car Wash Operation (CWO), which will be submitted to a critical analysis eight years after its launch.


Free and public event | No registration required
Online event | No attendance certification will be provided
Simultaneous translation from Portuguese into English and from English into Portuguese will be available throughout the event | Live Transmission at


IEA Sabbatical Year Program


Wagner Pralon Mancuso (USP)

Financial support:

São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

German Research Foundation (DFG)

Center for Public Policy Research (NUPPs/USP)


February 14
9:00-09:15 Opening
A Review of the Academic Literature on the Car Wash Operation
Rodrigo Rossi Horochovski (Federal University of Paraná)
Wagner Pralon Mancuso (University of São Paulo)
Adriano Codato (Federal University of Paraná)
Construction Firms, Corruption, and the Functioning of Democracy in Brazil: the Car Wash Operation
Paulo Roberto Neves Costa (Federal University of Paraná)
Marta Pontes de Campos (Federal University of Paraná)
Silvana Zulmira Ferreira (Federal University of Paraná)
Luciano da Ros (Federal University of Paraná of Santa Catarina)
Money, Politics, and the Judicialization of Electoral Processes in Brazil
Wagner Pralon Mancuso (USP)
Vanessa Elias de Oliveira (Federal University of ABC)
Bruno Wilhelm Speck (USP)
Rodrigo Rossi Horochovski (Federal University of Paraná)
Ranulfo Paranhos (Federal University of Alagoas)
11:15-11:30 Break
Debate: the Car Wash Operation, Eight Years After its Launch: a Critical Assessment
Adriano Teixeira Guimarães (Getúlio Vargas Foundation)
Caio Farah Rodriguez (INSPER)
Fabiana Alves Rodrigues (USP)
Fábio de Sá e Silva (University of Oklahoma)
Matthew Taylor (American University)
February 15
9:00-9:15 Opening
How to Analyze Organizational Crime?
Markus Pohlmann (Heidelberg University)
Jonathan Pinto (Imperial College London)
Rational Executives and Selfish Politicians: the Cultural  Repertoires of Legal Experts
Maria Eugenia Trombini (Heidelberg University)
Elizângela Valarini (Heidelberg University)
Fernando de Castro Fontainha, IESP-UERJ
Compliance: an Overview of Odebrecht's CMS Before and After  Lava Jato
Mario H. Jorge Jr. (Heidelberg University)

Laura Hauck (Heidelberg University)

11:15-11:30 Break
Debate: Corruption and Corporate Crime in Brazil: Balance and Prospects
Luciano da Ros (Federal University of Paraná of Santa Catarina)
Mariana Mota Prado (University of Toronto)
Sérgio Praça (Getúlio Vargas Foundation)
Jonathan Mendilow (Rider University)