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The Brazilian economy has made a rapid recovery from the global economic crisis, but further reforms are necessary to boost long-term growth, spur investment and further reduce poverty, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Brazil.
Brazil under-invested in infrastructure for over three decades, and infrastructure investment rates have come up only slowly since 2007. Infrastructure needs are sizeable in almost all sectors.
This paper seeks to identify factors explaining the appreciation of the Brazilian real observed since 2003, which was temporarily interrupted only during episodes of financial turbulence.
Brazil’s economic and social progress has been remarkable. Key challenges to achieve better economic and social performance will be to damp inflation, to remove obstacles to investment and foster infrastructure developments.
Low investment rates are limiting Brazil’s future potential growth rate. This paper analyses a number of potential reasons for these low investment rates and discusses policy options to achieve faster capital accumulation.
A economia brasileira tem e recuperado rapidamente da crise económica global, mas reformas mais amplas são necessárias para estimular o crescimento no longo prazo, dinamizar os investimentos e reduzir ainda mais a pobreza, segundo o mais recente estudo económico realizado pela OCDE sobre o Brasil
This paper identifies refinements to the macroeconomic framework that will help Brazil to achieve strong performance in a new environment.