OECD's 2013 economic review of Brazil examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects. This edition's special chapters cover productivity and competitiveness of Brazilian firms and income distribution and the new middle class.
Table of contents:
Basic Statistics of Brazil (2012 unless noted) Executive summary 9 Assessment and recommendations 13 -Towards more inclusive and sustainable growth 13 -An expansion is underway but supply constraints are beginning to bite 14 -Sustaining inclusive growth 19 -Bibliography 39 -Annex A1. Progress in main structural reforms 43 Chapter 1. Increasing the pie: Productivity and competitiveness of Brazilian firms 45 -More growth will have to come from productivity improvements 46 -Structural reforms can improve productivity performance 49 -Bibliography 72 -Annex 1.A1. A description of the empirical analysis and results 75 Chapter 2.Dividing the pie: Income distribution, social policies and the new middle class 79 -Poverty and inequality have been improving substantially but inequality remains high 80 -The sources of social progress 86 -Policy options for sustaining and enhancing social progress 92 -Bibliography 104