This book identifies the determinants of Brazil's favourable export performance until the mid-1980s, especially in the field of manufactured goods. It evaluates the importance of various factors, such as labour or capital intensity of production and industry-specific government interventions.
1. Introduction 2. Industrialization Strategy, Trade Policy, and Exchange-Rate Regime 3. The Development of Brazilian Exports, 1965–1982 4. Comparative Advantage, Economic Policy, and Export Performance 5. Export Performance at the Firm Level: Major Characteristics of Exporting Firms as Possible Determinants 6. Recent Policy Changes and Trends in World Trade 7. Summary and Conclusions