This title was first published in 2001. Significant changes have occurred in the Brazilian economy over the last decade yet this is one of the first volumes to draw them together into a comprehensive discussion. It is suitable for development economists, regional scientists, policy analysts and those scholars with an interest in access to a wide range of economic analyses of structural changes in the Brazilian economy.
’This book covers the most relevant issues related to recent process of Brazilian development, written by authors who apply a high level of experience in study and research. It’s essential for anyone who wants to understand the main trends of the largest South American economy, with business or academic objectives in mind.’ Dr Osmundo Reboucas, former Professor of the University of Sao Paulo, federal representative and now director of Bank of Northeast Brazil
Contents: Introduction and overview, Joaquim J.M. Guilhoto and Geoffrey J.D. Hewings. Macroeconomic Analysis: Analysis of Brazil’s macroeconomic trends, Manuel A.R. Da Fonseca; Analysis of Brazilian inflation, Manuel A.R. Da Fonseca; Trade liberalization and location: geographical shifts in the Brazilian economic structure, Eduardo A. Haddad and Carlos R. Azzoni. Regional Economic Analysis: Income distribution in Brazil and the regional and sectoral contracts, Rodolfo Hoffmann; Recent trends in regional competitiveness and industrial concentration, Carlos R. Azzoni; Regional competition and complementarity reflected in relative regional dynamics and growth of GSP: a comparative analysis of the Northeast of Brazil and the Midwest states of the US, André MagalhÃ£es, Michael Sonis and Geoffrey J.D. Hewings; Comparative analysis of Brazil’s national and regional economic structure, 1985, 1990, 1995, Joaquim J.M. Guilhoto, Francisco C. Crocomo, Antonio Carlos Moretto and Rossana Lott Rodrigues; An econometric input-output model for SÃ£o Paulo state, Carlos R. Azzoni and Decio K. Kadota. Infrastructure Issues: Technical efficiency and returns to scale in local public spending in presence of heterogeneous data: the Brazilian case, Maria da ConceicÃ£o Dampaio de Sousa and Francisco S. Ramos; Accounting for education, experience and health as investments in human capital, Ana LÃºcia Kassouf; The current Brazilian transportation structure, Paulo T.V. Resende. Agriculture and Trade: Structural adjustment of the Brazilian agriculture in the 1980s and 1990s, Joaquim Bento de Souza Ferreira Filho; The Brazilian trade balance for basic and processed agricultural products from 1961 to 1995, ClÃ³vis Oliveira de Almeida and Carlos JÃ³se Caetano Bacha; The world meat market and the Brazilian economy: an econometric input-output analysis, FlÃ¡via Maria de Mello Bliska and Joaquim J.M. Guilhoto; The insertion of the Brazilian economy in MERCOSUR: an approach by value added, Marco A
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