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The Regional Impact of National Policies

The Case of Brazil Edited by the late Werner Baer, formerly Lemann Professor of Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US
Brazil is a country of continental proportions whose gross domestic product is unevenly distributed among its various regions. The impact of general domestic economic policies has often been perceived as not being regionally neutral, but as reinforcing the geographic concentration of economic activities. This detailed book examines the regional impact of such general policies as: industrialization, agricultural modernization, privatization, stabilization, science and technology, labor, and foreign direct investment.
Extent: 264 pp
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Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978 0 85793 669 1
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Brazil is a country of continental proportions whose gross domestic product is unevenly distributed among its various regions. The impact of general domestic economic policies has often been perceived as not being regionally neutral, but as reinforcing the geographic concentration of economic activities. This detailed book examines the regional impact of such general policies as: industrialization, agricultural modernization, privatization, stabilization, science and technology, labor, and foreign direct investment.

Written by recognized and respected scholars, this book fills a significant gap in the current literature on regional development in Brazil. Researchers and students in economics, economic history, political science and regional studies, and others interested in the economics of transition to a market system will find this comprehensive collection an invaluable resource.
Contributors: R.C. de Albuquerque, E. Alves, E. Amann, C.R. Azzoni, C.J.C. Bacha, W. Baer, A.R. Barros, L.R. Cavalcante, , E. Contini, M.C. Holanda, C. Kraide Kretzmann, A.M. Magalhães, G.B. Martha Jr., M.A.F.D. de Moraes, C.C. Mueller, F.C. Ribeiro de Oliveira, R.d.M. Silveira-Neto, N.M. Trebat, T.J. Trebat, S. Uderman, A. Villela
Contents:

1. Introduction
Werner Baer

2. The Regional Impacts of Juscelino Kubitschek’s Targets Program
André Villela

3. Regional Imbalances in Brazil According to Social Inclusion
Roberto Cavalcanti de Albuquerque

4. Social Programs, Industrial Deconcentration and the Recent Decrease in Regional Income Inequality in Brazil
Raul da Mota Silveira-Neto and Carlos Roberto Azzoni

5. Labor Policies in Brazil
Márcia Azanha Ferraz Dias de Moraes, Fabíola Cristina Ribeiro de Oliveira and Camila Kraide Kretzmann

6. The Impact of Privatization on Brazil’s Regions
Edmund Amann and Werner Baer

7. Science, Technology and Innovation Policies in the Regional Development of Brazil
Luiz Ricardo Cavalcante and Simone Uderman

8. FDI in Brazil from a Regional Perspective
Marcos C. Holanda and André Matos Magalhães

9. Stabilization Policies and Regional Development in Brazil
Alexandre Rands Barros

10. The Use of Native Forests versus Economic Growth in Brazil: Is it Possible to Reach a Balance?
Carlos José Caetano Bacha

11. Regional Development and Agricultural Expansion in Brazil’s Legal Amazon: The Case of the Mato Grosso Frontier
Charles C. Mueller

12. Embrapa: Its Origins and Changes
Geraldo B. Martha Jr., Elisio Contini and Eliseu Alves

13. The Regional Impact of Federal Government Programs in Brazil: The Case of Rio de Janeiro
Thomas J. Trebat and Nicholas M. Trebat

Index