Structural change, technology, and economic growth: Brazil and the CIBS in a comparative perspective
AbstractSchumepterian 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.
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Volume (Year): 44 (2011)
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Structural change; Convergence and divergence; Economic growth; O33; O43;
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- Cimoli, Mario & Pereira, Wellington & Porcile, Gabriel & Scatolin, Fabio, 2008. "Structural Change, Technology, and Economic Growth: Brazil and the CIBS in a Comparative Perspective," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
- O33 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
- O43 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Institutions and Growth
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