Eduardo Matarazzo Suplicy

Eduardo Matarazzo Suplicy was born on June 21st, 1941 in São Paulo, Brazil. He completed his Bachelor’s at the School of Business Administration of São Paulo, of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation, where he became a Professor of Economics in 1966. In 1968 he completed his Master’s and in 1973 his Ph.D in Economics at Michigan State University. In 1978, he was elected State Representative at the State Assembly of São Paulo. In February 10th, 1980, he was one of the co-founders of the Partido dos Trabalhadores. In 1982, he became a Federal Representative. In 1988, he was elected City Councilman and President of the City Council of São Paulo. In 1990, 1998 and 2006 he was elected Senator representing the State of São Paulo and the Workers’ Party for three eight-year terms. As a Senator, he was able to approve the Law to institute a Citizen’s Basic Income that one day will become unconditional. His main book is « Renda de Cidadania. A Saída é pela Porta », edited by Fundação Perseu Abramo and Cortez Editora, 1st ed. 2002, 6th ed, 2010.

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