de Bragança, Gabriel G. Fiuza Pessoa, Marcelo de Sales de Souza, Gustavo Moreira
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Texto para Discussão 2158
In 2011, the Brazilian government granted an income tax benefit to corporate bonds issued with the specific purpose of financing long-term infrastructure investments (Law 12.431/2011). The financial bonds favored by this policy have become known as "incentivized bonds". This paper describes the current state of this market in comparison to international peers and evaluates the initial results of this policy. Comparing the "incentivized bonds" with the other bonds in the market, we find signs that the program has succeeded in the attraction of new investors for the Brazilian corporate bond market. However, the government might have failed in encouraging the companies to join the initiative. In essential infrastructure sectors such as electricity and transport, the percentage of eligible corporate bonds that did not adhered to the aforementioned program is greater than 70%.