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Local economic development: theory, evidence, and implications for policy in Brazil
(Centro de Estudos de Política e Economia do Setor Público (CEPESP), 2008)
Local economic development policies have surged in Brazil over the past decade—a major shift in this regionally diverse country of 27 states, over 5,000 municipalities, and the largest economy in Latin America. We review ...
The political economy of productivity in Brazil
(Inter-American Development Bank, 2010-03)
This paper explores the link between Brazil’s political institutions and its disappointing productivity and growth in recent decades. Although political institutions provide the president with incentives and the instruments ...