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Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery

Brazil is at crossroads, emerging slowly from a historic recession that was preceded by a huge economic boom.

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			: Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery

Brazil : Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery »

Series: Books

Author(s): Antonio Spilimbergo , and Krishna Srinivasan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 March 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484339749.071

ISBN: 9781484339749

Keywords: Brazil, Corruption, Economic conditions, Economic recession, Economic recovery, Trade, economic history

Brazil is at crossroads, emerging slowly from a historic recession that was preceded by a huge economic boom. Reasons for the historic bust following a boom are manifold. Policy mistakes were an important contribut...

Chapter 1 Overview: Brazil’s Road to Recovery

Chapter 1 Overview: Brazil’s Road to Recovery »

Source: Brazil : Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery

Series: Books

Author(s): Antonio Spilimbergo , and Krishna Srinivasan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 March 2019

ISBN: 9781484339749

Keywords: Brazil, Corruption, Economic conditions, Economic recession, Economic recovery, Trade, economic history

The recession of 1981 was a watershed moment in Brazilian economic history. After several decades of impressive growth, averaging about 8 percent a year from the 1950s through the 1...

Chapter 2 An Eventful Two Decades of Reforms, Economic Boom, and a Historic Crisis

Chapter 2 An Eventful Two Decades of Reforms, Economic Boom, and a Historic Crisis »

Source: Brazil : Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery

Series: Books

Author(s): Antonio Spilimbergo , and Krishna Srinivasan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 March 2019

ISBN: 9781484339749

Keywords: Brazil, Corruption, Economic conditions, Economic recession, Economic recovery, Trade, economic history

Introduction After ending hyperinflation in the early 1990s, Brazil embarked on a remarkable economic journey at the beginning of this century. The first part of this chapter reviews...

Chapter 3 Current Constraints on Growth

Chapter 3 Current Constraints on Growth »

Source: Brazil : Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery

Series: Books

Author(s): Antonio Spilimbergo , and Krishna Srinivasan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 March 2019

ISBN: 9781484339749

Keywords: Brazil, Corruption, Economic conditions, Economic recession, Economic recovery, Trade, economic history

After ranking among the world’s top-performing economies for most of the 20th century, in the early 1980s Brazil entered a long cycle of low and volatile growth that...

Chapter 4 Brazil’s Productivity Challenge: Structural Change versus Economy-Wide Innovation-Based Improvements

Chapter 4 Brazil’s Productivity Challenge: Structural Change versus Economy-Wide Innovation-Based Improvements »

Source: Brazil : Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery

Series: Books

Author(s): Antonio Spilimbergo , and Krishna Srinivasan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 March 2019

ISBN: 9781484339749

Keywords: Brazil, Corruption, Economic conditions, Economic recession, Economic recovery, Trade, economic history

Brazil’s productivity growth over the past several decades has been uninspiring. Low productivity is pervasive across all sectors of the economy and cannot be attrib...

Chapter 5 Structural Reform Priorities for Brazil

Chapter 5 Structural Reform Priorities for Brazil »

Source: Brazil : Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery

Series: Books

Author(s): Antonio Spilimbergo , and Krishna Srinivasan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 March 2019

ISBN: 9781484339749

Keywords: Brazil, Corruption, Economic conditions, Economic recession, Economic recovery, Trade, economic history

Over the past few decades, stagnant productivity has caused Brazil to experience relatively weak economic growth. To boost productivity, Brazil should embark on an a...

Chapter 6 Brazil in the New World Economic Order

Chapter 6 Brazil in the New World Economic Order »

Source: Brazil : Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery

Series: Books

Author(s): Antonio Spilimbergo , and Krishna Srinivasan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 March 2019

ISBN: 9781484339749

Keywords: Brazil, Corruption, Economic conditions, Economic recession, Economic recovery, Trade, economic history

Brazil is one of the most closed economies in the world; it has comparatively high import tariffs, numerous local-content programs, and few and shallow trade agreeme...

Chapter 7 Trade Liberalization and Active Labor Market Policies

Chapter 7 Trade Liberalization and Active Labor Market Policies »

Source: Brazil : Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery

Series: Books

Author(s): Antonio Spilimbergo , and Krishna Srinivasan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 March 2019

ISBN: 9781484339749

Keywords: Brazil, Corruption, Economic conditions, Economic recession, Economic recovery, Trade, economic history

Trade liberalization will boost Brazil’s productive potential and growth prospects, but it will also affect labor markets, including employment and wages. Using a co...

Chapter 8 Inequality in Brazil: A Closer Look at the Evolution in States

Chapter 8 Inequality in Brazil: A Closer Look at the Evolution in States »

Source: Brazil : Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery

Series: Books

Author(s): Antonio Spilimbergo , and Krishna Srinivasan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 March 2019

ISBN: 9781484339749

Keywords: Brazil, Corruption, Economic conditions, Economic recession, Economic recovery, Trade, economic history

Using a novel methodology that allows households’ incomes to be adjusted for price-level differences across states, this chapter analyzes the evolution of income inequality in Brazi...

Chapter 9 Poverty and Inequality in Brazil and Latin America

Chapter 9 Poverty and Inequality in Brazil and Latin America »

Source: Brazil : Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery

Series: Books

Author(s): Antonio Spilimbergo , and Krishna Srinivasan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 March 2019

ISBN: 9781484339749

Keywords: Brazil, Corruption, Economic conditions, Economic recession, Economic recovery, Trade, economic history

Brazil, and Latin America more broadly, have made impressive progress in reducing inequality and poverty since the turn of the century, although they remain highly u...