Born in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Dr.Fernando Salgueiro Perobelli has his Ph.D. in Economics and is Full Professor in the Department of Economics at Federal University of Juiz de Fora – Minas Gerais – Brazil. He was former president of the Brazilian Association of Regional Science, former provost of graduate studies, and a member of the Board of the Input-Output Association.  His experience in Economics includes Regional Economics, working on regional development, input-output, computable general equilibrium models and sectoral analysis (e.g., energy, transportation, health and services).