Werner Baer

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The spatial formation of the Brazilian economy: historical overview and future trends

Eduardo A. Haddad, Geoffrey J. D. Hewings, Werner Baer

Geographia Polonica (1999) vol. 72, iss. 1, pp. 89-106 | Full text

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Abstract:

This paper examines the spatial dimension to economic development in Brazil. The analysis focuses on different theories of regional development, which provide a back-ground against which to explore the patterns of regional inequality and structural changes in the country. It is suggested that the new growth cycle of the Brazilian economy will have adverse effects on the regional distribution of income and output, and, regarding the less developed regions of the North and Northeast, and in as far as regional equity is a desirable outcome of economic policy, regional development necessarily demands government inter-vention.

Keywords: Brazil regional inequality, economic growth, expansion cycle, analysis of outlined tendencies

Eduardo A. Haddad, Regional Economics Applications Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 220 Davenport Hall, 607 S. Matthews Av„ Urbana, IL 61801-3671, USA
Geoffrey J. D. Hewings, Regional Economics Applications Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 220 Davenport Hall, 607 S. Matthews Av„ Urbana, IL 61801-3671, USA
Werner Baer, Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 220 Davenport Hall, 607 S. Matthews Av., Urbana, IL 61801-3671, USA