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Models of BRICs' Economic Development and Challenges for EU Competitiveness

  • Jayati Ghosh
  • Peter Havlik

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    (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw)

  • Marcos P. Ribeiro
  • Waltraut Urban

The term BRICs puts under a common label the four largest fast growing emerging countries Brazil, Russia, India and China. The BRICs show many common features, such as big land size, large population, fast economic growth etc., but important differences as well, due to their different models of economic development and resources endowments. In this report, we discuss the different models of economic development of the individual BRIC countries, with a special focus on their external relations (trade, FDI) and on likely future developments. Brazil is a domestically oriented service economy; Russia's economic development is heavily dependent on energy and raw material resources; the Indian economy is essentially service-led, supported by exports; and China's economic development is driven by manufacturing exports and investment. Finally, we explore the resulting future challenges and opportunities for EU competitiveness.

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Paper provided by The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw in its series wiiw Research Reports with number 359.

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Length: 73 pages including 5 Tables, 9 Figures and 1 Box
Date of creation: Dec 2009
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Publication status: Published as wiiw Research Report
Handle: RePEc:wii:rpaper:rr:359
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