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date: 29 February 2020

(p. ix) Acknowledgments

(p. ix) Acknowledgments

In March 2016, during the early stages of this volume’s preparation, one of its editors, Professor Werner Baer, sadly passed away. For generations of scholars working on the political economy of Latin American and Brazilian development, Werner was a truly inspiring figure. From his early work on industrialization through to his contemporary research on socially inclusive growth, Werner not only kept pace with, but also set the agenda for research into an exciting, but surprisingly little understood, region. His work appeared in scores of highly cited journal articles, as well as several notable volumes including The Brazilian Economy, which eventually ran to six editions. Besides his published output, Werner, during his career at Vanderbilt University and then at the University of Illinois, mentored and encouraged dozens of younger colleagues and students, instilling in them an enthusiasm and knowledge that was to prove the foundation for numerous successful careers. Werner’s PhD students include a former governor of the Brazilian Central Bank, a former president of Ecuador, and several leading academics in Brazil and throughout the region. Werner was tremendously enthusiastic about this Handbook, and it proudly features some of his last published work. It was certainly a privilege for us to see this volume through to conclusion.

In developing the chapters for this volume, the editors in July 2016 organized a workshop in São Paulo. This drew on the participation of contributors from Brazil, the United States, and Europe. We are grateful to the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the University of Manchester, and the University of São Paulo for the funding and administrative support that made this valuable event possible. Finally, we are extremely grateful to Christopher Lyon, from the University of Manchester’s Global Development Institute, for his assistance in copyediting and formatting the chapters.

Edmund Amann and Carlos Azzoni, July 2017 (p. x)