The Brazilian Economy: Growth and Development

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2001 - Business & Economics - 498 pages
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Bringing the analysis of Brazil's economic performance up to date, Baer's classic text remains the only book in English to provide a thorough historical, statistical, and institutional description of the Brazilian economy. After touching on such issues as Brazil's exporting economy prior to the 1930s, the impact of external shocks, and the historical struggle to bring inflation under control, the book turns to contemporary issues. The changing nature of Brazil's international trading and investment links, the past role of state enterprises and the process of privatization, the agricultural sector, environmental issues, and the economics of the health delivery system are thoroughly examined.

Offering a full statistical and institutional description of Brazil's economy, this book includes a review of the major controversies surrounding such issues as the high degree of concentration in the country's income distribution, the causes of inflation, the impact of various stabilization programs, and the influences of the state in the economy. Scholars, students, international institutions dealing with development, and corporate officers dealing with Latin America will welcome this up-to-date, definitive book on one of the world's largest economies.

  

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Contents

Preface to the Fifth Edition xxi
1
World War I 31
3
Historical Perspective ll
11
lts Changing Role
12
Early lndusuial Growth
25
TABLES
26
194661
47
Brazil in the 1960s and 1970s
71
The Brazilian Economy Under
199
and Sectoral Growth Rates 197695
237
Privatization
267
Privatization and Restructuring
301
Regional Imbalances
323
The Performance of Agriculture
357
Environmental Aspects of Brazils Development
385
Health in Brazils Development Process
425

Impact and Reaction
87
197486 1 17
118
The Decline and Fall of Brazils Cruzado
145
General Setting
173
Structural Changes in Brazils Indusuial Economy 196095
441
Bibliography
473
Index
493
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WERNER BAER is Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign./e Previously he taught at Harvard, Yale, and Vanderbilt, and he has been a visiting professor at the University of Sao Paulo, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and the Instituto Tocuato De Tella in Buenos Aires. He specializes in the study of Latin American economies, including the process of industrialization, its positive and negative impact, the region's inflationary experiences, the role of the state, and the process of privatization.

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