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The Colonial Economy  

Flavio Versiani

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
The chapter deals with characteristics of the Brazilian colonial period (from 1500 to independence from Portugal in 1822) that have exercised a significant influence on later developments. ... More

The Evolution of Brazil’s Banking System  

Gustavo S. Cortes and Renato L. Marcondes

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter analyzes the origins and development of the Brazilian banking system from colonial times to the present day. It begins with a description of the first credit relationships ... More

Experiences of Inflation and Stabilization, 1960–1990  

Fernando de Holanda Barbosa

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter analyzes the Brazilian inflation and stabilization experiences during a period spanning three decades, from 1960 to 1990. It focuses on five stabilization plans. The first is ... More

Keeping Up In an Era of Global Specialization: Semi-Public Goods and the Competitiveness of Integrated Manufacturing Districts  

Giulio Buciuni and Dan Breznitz

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Sep 2015
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Oct 2015
With the spread of globalization and internationally fragmented production, many scholars have declared the demise of the old Marshallian industrial districts. This chapter argues that ... More

The Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries  

André Villela

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
For most of the nineteenth century the Brazilian economy grew roughly in line with population expansion. As a result, increases in per capita incomes were modest at best and, even then, ... More

Regional Convergence  

Giovanni Iuzzolino, Guido Pellegrini, and Gianfranco Viesti

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Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
In 150 years, the trends in regional disparities in economic development within Italy have differed depending on whether they are gauged by longitude or by latitude. The disparities ... More

Trade Policy from the 1930s to the Present  

Simão Davi Silber

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter analyzes Brazilian trade policies over the course of nearly a century and their effects on trade performance, competitiveness, and growth. Historically, Brazilian trade and ... More

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