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Macroeconomic Policy, Growth and Income Distribution in the Brazilian Economy in the 2000s

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Publication Date: June 2011

Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research

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Topic: Economics (Economic policy, planning, and development)

Keywords: brazil; economy

Type: Report

Coverage: Brazil

Abstract:

The Brazilian economy grew by 4.2 percent annually from 2004-2010, more than double its annual growth from 1999-2003 or indeed its growth rate over the prior quarter century. This growth was accompanied by a significant reduction in poverty and extreme poverty, especially after 2005, as well as reduced inequality. This paper looks at the combination of external changes and changes in macroeconomic policy that contributed to these results.