The Brazilian Economy: Growth and Development 5th Edition / Edition 5

The Brazilian Economy: Growth and Development 5th Edition / Edition 5

by Werner Baer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275966798

ISBN-13: 9780275966799

Pub. Date: 05/30/2001

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275966799
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/2001
Edition description:
5TH
Pages:
522
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Historical Perspective

Introduction and Overview

Historical Perspective

Early Industrial Growth

The Post-World War II Industrialization Drive: 1946-61

Stagnation and Boom: Brazil in the 1960s and 1970s

From Adjustment to External Shocks to the Debt Crisis: 1973-85

The Resurgence of Inflation in Brazil: 1974-86

The Decline and Fall of Brazil's Cruzado

Brazil's Drifting Economy: Stagnation and Inflation During 1987-93

The Illusion of Stability: The Brazilian Economy Under Cardoso

Contemporary Issues

The External Sector: Trade and Foreign Investments

Brazil's Extended Public Sector: Its Changing Role and Privatization

The Banking System: Privatization and Restructuring

Regional Imbalances

The Performance of Agriculture

Environmental Aspects of Brazil's Development

Health in Brazil's Development Process

Structural Changes in Brazil's Industrial Economy, 1960-80

Bibliography

Index

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