The Brazilian Economy: Growth and Development

Front Cover
Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2008 - Business & Economics - 443 pages
0 Reviews
?Baer?s book has become the standard, authoritative reference for those who need to understand the current workings, as well as the historical evolution, of the Brazilian economy. This timely and welcome new edition sheds important light on the policy challenges facing Brazil in the 21st century.??Riordan Roett, Johns Hopkins UniversityIn this thorough description and analysis of Latin America?s largest economy, Werner Baer traces the trajectory of Brazil?s economic development from the colonial period through the current Lula administration.The sixth edition includes vast amounts of new statistical and institutional information, as well as a detailed assessment of the country?s economic performance over the last decade. Current, and often contentious, issues such as privatization, income and regional inequalities, and the environmental impact of development are also extensively explored.Designed to be broadly accessible, this new edition will be valuable in a wide range of venues, from universities to the corporate world to the libraries of development organizations. Werner Baer is Jorge Lemann Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Among his most recent publications are Liberalization and its Consequences and Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America: Its Changing Nature at the Turn of the Century.Contents: Introduction. The Historical Trajectory. The Colonial Period and the Nineteenth Century. Early Industrial Growth. Post?World War II Industrialization: 1946?1961. From Stagnation and Boom to the Debt Crisis: 1961?1985. Inflation and Economic Drift: 1985?1994. The Real Plan and the End of Inflation: 1994?2002. Economic Orthodoxy vs. Social Development: 2002?2007. Exploring Central Issues. The External Sector: Trade and Foreign Investments. The Changing Public Sector and the Impact of Privatization. Regional Inequalities. The Agricultural Sector. The Environmental Impact of Development. Healthcare. Neoliberalism and Market Concentration: The Emergence of a Contradiction? Conclusion. Structural Changes in Brazil?s Economy: 1960?2006.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


The Colonial Period and the Nineteenth Century
Early Industrial Growth

24 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2008)

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.

Bibliographic information