Silvia holds a PhD degree in economics from São Paulo School of Economics – Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). Her thesis concerned competition policy, analysing empirically the concept of countervailing power and the Brazilian healthcare sector. The research was granted first prize in the award sponsored by the secretariat for economic monitoring of the Ministry of Finance. In the academic year 2011–2012, Silvia was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University (NY), where she researched on antitrust and regulatory matters of the healthcare sector. At Columbia she was also a visiting professor to the graduate course on the history of the Brazilian economy.
Silvia is currently LCA’s senior project manager in competition economics, with expertise in sectoral economics, and extensive experience in public policy, regulation, commercial defence and the requirements of antitrust authorities. Among the most recent high profile Brazilian merger cases, Sílvia was involved in the economic team that advised the parts towards the settlement reached in the JV SBT/Record/RedeTV (TV broadcast), Pão de Açucar/Casas Bahia/Ponto Frio (durable goods retail), DASA/MD1 (healthcare), Camargo Corrêa/Cimpor (cement) and Oxiteno/American Chemical. The last two cases have been nominated at the third and fourth GCR annual awards, for the Merger Control Matter of the Year (Americas). Last year, at the fifth awards ceremony, LCA’s team won an award for the Anhanguera/Kroton merger (education). She is also professor of microeconomics and industrial organisation at São Paulo School of Economics – Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and at Fundação Instituto de Pesquisas Econômicas (FIPE). Sílvia is an officer in charge of economic issues at IBRAC, Brazil's main professional body for competition practitioners.
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