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Expansão do mercado interno e evolução institucional no processo de industrialização: uma análise comparativa Brasil-Estados Unidos


  • Newton Paulo Bueno


  • Wilson Suzigan



The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the debate on the factors which prevented Brazil from becoming a fully industrialized economy, as the United States did, after the culmination of its agrarian-export period. The main conclusion is that, in the USA, basically due to its better domestic income distribution, the export sector played a much more dynamic role in generating domestic markets, thus inducing a process of institutional change which reinforced the process of economic expansion that eventually led the American economy to the threshold of its industrial phase stricto sensu. The paper finally suggests that an improvement on the income distribution profile continues to be necessary condition, although not a sufficient one, for the economic development of countries like ours.

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  • Newton Paulo Bueno & Wilson Suzigan, 2002. "Expansão do mercado interno e evolução institucional no processo de industrialização: uma análise comparativa Brasil-Estados Unidos," História Econômica & História de Empresas, ABPHE, vol. 5(1), pages 41-58, January-J.
  • Handle: RePEc:abp:hehehe:v:5:y:2002:i:1:p:41-58

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    JEL classification:

    • N76 - Economic History - - Economic History: Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy, and Other Services - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • N16 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • N36 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • N66 - Economic History - - Manufacturing and Construction - - - Latin America; Caribbean


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