Brazil is once again getting attention in the northern hemisphere—
attention long overdue, given its huge and diverse
population, its physical size and diversity, and its geopolitical
and economic importance as the largest country in Latin
America. Long seen as an economic backwater, Brazil now
occupies key niches in energy, agriculture, service industries,
even high technology markets. Yet the nation still struggles
with endemic problems of inequality and with a traditional
ambivalence toward deep integration with the world economy.
Brookings gathered scholars and policymakers from Brazil,
Europe, and the United States to examine the present state and
likely future of Brazil’s economy. Their findings can be found in
Brazil as an Economic Superpower?
The authors’ analysis focuses
particularly on five key topics: agribusiness, energy, trade, social
investment, and multinational corporations. The net result is
an invaluable analytical contribution and a provocative look
into the future of our global economy and into the workings of
one particularly important component of that system.
Related Event: Brazil in the Global Crisis: Still a Rising Economic Superpower?
Monday July 13, 2009
Related Conference: Brazil As An Economic Superpower? Understanding Brazil’s Changing Role In The Global Economy.
Monday April 28, 2008