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Addressing Local Fiscal Disparities  

Tracy M. Gordon

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
The United States is considered a highly decentralized country. More recently, American federalism has been in a state of flux. At the same time, decentralization has been on the rise ... More

Africa’s Urbanization: Challenges and Opportunities  

M. Freire, S. Lall, and D. Leipziger

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Jul 2015
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Apr 2015
This chapter examines Africa’s urbanization and the challenges and opportunities it presents, with emphasis on what it will take to make African cities efficient, sustainable, and ... More

The Agricultural Sector  

Carlos José Caetano Bacha

This chapter analyzes the evolution of agriculture in Brazil from the early sixteenth century until the second decade of the twenty-first century. It focuses on seven domestic and external ... More

Anti-Poverty Transfers and Poverty Reduction  

Armando Barrientos

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter examines the role that public policy initiatives—specifically anti-poverty transfers—have played in the reduction of poverty and inequality in Brazil. A number of anti-poverty ... More

Antitrust and Competition Policy in Brazil  

Eduardo Pontual Ribeiro, Camila Pires-Alves, and Luis Carlos D. Prado

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter presents and analyzes Brazil’s competition policy on merger control and the abuse of market power. Its role as an important Brazilian public policy derives from a combination ... More

Are Large Metropolitan Areas Still Viable?  

Edwin S. Mills

This chapter examines the functions of and prospects for large metropolitan areas (MAs) in the United States. It argues that the high cost of transporting people and goods is a necessary, ... More

Assessing State-Level Science and Technology Policies: North Carolina’s Experience with SBIR State Matching Grants  

John Hardin, Lukas Brun, and Lauren Lanahan

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Sep 2015
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Oct 2015
State government R&D expenditures play a critical role in supporting innovation in the United States. This chapter discusses the growing role of US state governments in supporting R&D ... More

Brazil’s Agricultural Modernization and Embrapa  

Geraldo B. Martha Jr. and Eliseu Alves

Brazilian agriculture reinvented itself by targeting a science-based approach. Embrapa, the research arm of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, is recognized as key in this process. A ... More

Brazil’s Import-Substitution Industrialization  

Werner Baer

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter examines the development of Brazil’s inward-oriented industrialization strategy, commonly termed “import-substitution industrialization” (ISI). Originating in the 1930s under ... More

Brazil’s Macroeconomic Policy Institutions, Quasi-Stagnation, and the Interest Rate–Exchange Rate Trap  

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Perreira

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter examines the evolution of macroeconomic policy and institutions over the long term and the ways in which they have influenced the growth path of the Brazilian economy. It ... More

Brazil’s Northeast  

Alexandre Rands Barros

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
The Brazilian Northeast is a large poor region, which was the first to be colonized in Brazil. The region experienced some dynamism as a result of its early role as a centre of the ... More

Brazil, the BRICS, and the Changing Landscape of Global Economic Governance  

Peri da Silva

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter investigates the current as well as the potential degree of cooperation among the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) economies. It shows that the increasing degree of ... More

The Brazilian Development Bank  

Luiz Ricardo Cavalcante

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter discusses the role played by the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) based upon a survey of its costs and benefits reported in the literature. It provides some theoretical ... More

Brazilian Structuralism  

Joseph L. Love

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter examines the evolution of the structuralist school of economic thought in the Brazilian context. The intellectual roots of structuralism are analyzed, as is the influence this ... More

Brazilian Trade and International Economic Prospects in an Anti-Globalization Era  

Donald V. Coes

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter reviews some of the major trends in Brazilian trade and international economic policy, including its reaction to international commodity market and capital market shocks in ... More

Changes in Income Distribution in Brazil  

Rodolfo Hoffmann

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
Income inequality in Brazil, already high, increased after the military coup of 1964 and remained very high even after democratization in the 1980s. It decreased substantially in the ... More

Clusters, Communities, and Competitiveness: An Emerging Model from America’s Midwest  

David Lawther Johnson

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Sep 2015
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Oct 2015
For regions seeking to advance economic competitiveness, building appropriate clusters of concentrated economic activity remains an effective strategy, even as traditional ... More

The Co-creation of Locally Useful Knowledge by Business Schools  

Martin Binks and Simon Mosey

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Sep 2015
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Oct 2015
In the UK, business schools are being exhorted by government to engage with local organizations to enhance their competitiveness. However, a historical legacy of providing courses for ... More

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

Commercialization or Engagement: Which Is of More Significance for Regional Economies?  

Martin Kenney

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Sep 2015
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Oct 2015
The literature on the university’s role in regional economic development and technology commercialization has almost entirely focused on commercialization as managed through ... More

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