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Title:Structural change, technology and economic growth: Brazil and the CIBS in a comparative perspective PDF Logo
Authors:Cimoli, Mario
Pereira, Wellington
Porcile, Gabriel
Scatolin, Fábio
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Research paper / UNU-WIDER 2008.105
Abstract:Schumepterian growth theory stresses the role of structural change in long run growth. Countries which increase the share of technology-intensive sectors in their economic structures benefit more from technological learning and innovation. In addition, they are more able to respond to changes in the international markets and to enter in sectors whose demand grows at higher rates. The paper compares Brazil and the CIBS from the point of view of the direction and intensity of structural change. It is suggested that structural change has been relatively weak in Brazil and that this is associated with a less dynamic growth performance since the 1980s.
Subjects:structural change
convergence and divergence
economic growth
JEL:O33
O43
ISBN:978-92-9230-161-3
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Research Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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