Roots Of Brazilian Relative Economic Backwardness

Paperback | July 15, 2016

byAlexandre Rands Barros

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Roots of Brazil's Relative Economic Backwardness explains Brazil's development level in light of modern theories regarding economic growth and international economics. It focuses on both the proximate and fundamental causes of Brazil's slow development, turning currently dominant hypotheses upside down. To support its arguments, the book presents extensive statistical analysis of Brazilian long-term development, with some new series on per capita GDP, population ethnical composition, and human capital stock, among others. It is an important resource in the ongoing debate on the causes of Latin American underdeveloped economies. Argues that low human capital accumulation is the major source of Brazilian relative underdevelopment Considers class conflict as the major determinant of Brazil's historically low human capital accumulation and underdevelopment Presents new statistical information about Brazilian early development

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Roots of Brazil's Relative Economic Backwardness explains Brazil's development level in light of modern theories regarding economic growth and international economics. It focuses on both the proximate and fundamental causes of Brazil's slow development, turning currently dominant hypotheses upside down. To support its arguments, the bo...

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The Roots of Brazil's Relative Economic Backwardnessexplains Brazil's development level in light of modern theories about economic growth and international economics. It focuses on both the proximate and fundamental causes of Brazil's slow development, turning currently dominant hypotheses upside down. To support its arguments the book...

Alexandre Rands Barros is Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A., and was Senior Associate Member in St. Antony´s College in the University of Oxford in England at two non-continuous moments. He was a Professor of Economics at Federal University of Pernambuco in Recife-PE, Brazil. Currently he is p...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 15, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128097566

ISBN - 13:9780128097564

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Historical Origins of Brazil's Relative Backwardness
3. A Simple Model of World Equilibrium with International Trade and No Restriction on Factor Mobility
4. Some Empirical Evidence on the Sources of Brazil's Current Relative Backwardness
5. Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital and its Role on Physical Capital Accumulation
6. Migration Profile and Human Capital Building in Brazil and the United States in the 19th Century
7. Genesis of Brazilian Human Capital: from Colony to the 19th Century
8. Relatively Declining in the 19th Century
9. Stabilization of Relative Backwardness
10. Alternative Explanations for Brazil's Relative Backwardness
11. The Fundamental Cause of the Emergence of Relative Backwardness
12. Social Conflict as the Source of Brazil's Relative Backwardness
13. Social Conflicts and Human Capital Accumulation in the Period of Search for National Identity
14. Conclusions