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Baer, Werner, 1931-
The Brazilian economy : growth and development / Werner Baer
6th ed
Boulder, CO : Lynne Rienner Publishers, c2008
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HC187 .B147 2008    AVAILABLE
Subject Brazil -- Economic conditions
Subject(s) Economic development -- Brazil
Physical Description xvii, 443 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 413-431) and index
Contents Introduction -- The colonial period and the nineteenth century -- Early industrial growth -- The post-World War II industrialization drive : 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 -- The economic orthodoxy vs. social development : 2002-2007 -- 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 -- Health care -- Neoliberalism and market concentration : the emergence of a contradiction? -- Linking past, present, and future
Summary "In 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."--Publisher's description

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