Esther Dweck has been the Minister of Management and Innovation in Public Services since 2023.
Previously, she served in the governments of President Dilma Rousseff at the Ministry of Planning as Chief of the Economic Assessment of Budget and Management (2011-2014) and, in 2015, as head of the Federal Budget Office.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Esther Dweck graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in Economic Sciences. She did her Ph.D. at the same university and participated in a Doctoral Exchange Program at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, in Pisa, Italy 2006.
Esther has had a long career as a professor, having taught at the Fluminense Federal University (UFF), at the National Public Administration School (ENAP), and, since 2009, as a professor at the Institute of Economics of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).
In recent years, she has been an active voice in the defense of the State as an inducer of economic development. Author of several scientific articles and book chapters, she was responsible, in 2018 and 2020, together with other researchers, for organizing two books with various authors to denounce the dismantling of the Brazilian State and provide alternatives with new economic, social, and environmental development paradigms.
In 2021, she received the Woman Economist Award, granted by the Federal Economic Council of Brazil (Cofecon).