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Brazilian Business Cycles and Growth from 1850 to 2000

  • Eurilton Araújo

    (IBMEC Business School - São Paulo)

  • Luciane C. Carpena

    (BNDES and IBMEC Business School - Rio de Janeiro)

  • Alexandre B. Cunha

    (IBMEC Business School - Rio de Janeiro)

We studied the cyclical and growth properties of Brazilian per capita output from 1850 to 2000. Contrary to the experience of some developed countries, we did not find large changes in the volatility of per capita output. However, we obtained evidence that the oscillations in economic activity became more persistent after World War II.

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Paper provided by Economics Research Group, IBMEC Business School - Rio de Janeiro in its series IBMEC RJ Economics Discussion Papers with number 2005-05.

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