Eduardo Gomes is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Fluminense Federal University, in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He hold a Ph. D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago, with a dissertation on a failed project of turning Brazil into an exporter of manufactured products before the neoliberal reforms. He has been a Visiting Professor in a couple of colleges in the United States, including as a Fulbright Scholar in Residence. He was awarded the “Amos Chair of Eminent Professor of Latin American Studies” at Columbus University, Georgia. His fields of interests are Interest Politics, Political Economy, and Comparative Politics. He has conducted research on business politics, small business, corporate social responsibility, and comparative political economy of development, having published a number of articles and book chapters on these topics in Brazil and abroad. Currently, he is working on state capacities of emergent countries, focusing on advising councils and new arenas of public-private negotiations of the BRICS, as well as on tripartism in Latin America.