The Political Economy of Crisis: What Remains of Brazil’s Development Model?

A new IRIBA working paper by Professor Edmund Amann examines Brazil’s ongoing economic and political crisis and addresses two key questions: First, to what extent was the crisis a result of inherent flaws in the development model that had underpinned previous successes? Second, can th

Why has earnings inequality declined in Brazil?

Building on their research for the IRIBA project, Francisco Ferreira, Sergio Firpo and Julian Messina have recently published a new World Bank paper: ‘Ageing poorly? : accounting for the decline in earnings inequality in Brazil, 1995-2012‘.  The key finding are:   

Prospects for the Brazilian economy: an interview with Professor Ed Amann

Professor Ed Amann was recently interviewed about the Brazilian development model by the Colombia Global Center in Rio. Watch the wide-ranging interview here: Read an open access special issue on the research here.

Brazil and corruption: don’t hate the player, hate the game?

Much of IRIBA’s research has been cautiously optimistic, analysing changes that saw Brazil embark on a path of pro-poor growth and consolidate its newly redemocratised institutions. Now, the distinctive development ‘model’ that emerged in the early 2000s faces its first major challeng

IRIBA key findings seminar: Is there a Brazilian ‘development model’?

Prof. Ed Amann and Prof. Armando Barrientos gave a presentation on November 25 on some of the central findings of the IRIBA research. They discussed how Brazil’s comparatively successful development performance over the last two decades has been based on a pattern of inclusive g

Q&A: Luis Paiva on the success and future of Bolsa Família

Brazil’s Bolsa Família programme has been credited with helping to significantly reduce levels of absolute poverty and inequality in Brazil. Started in 2003, and funded by less than 0.5% of the country’s GDP, it now facilitates small cash transfers to 46 million Brazilians

Brazil in political crisis: what has happened, and what might it mean for development?

IRIBA’s research has argued that in recent decades Brazil has followed a distinctive development trajectory. This has centred on inclusive growth and the use of innovative tax-financed social policy in reducing poverty and inequality and bolstering long term human development. However

Policy in Focus: The Brazilian model of Development

By Armando Barrientos and Edmund Amann. Originally published in Policy In Focus, a publication of the UNDP’s International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth. As the world begins to wake up to the dire social and economic consequences of rising inequality, we must recognise that it is

Tax & the expansion of social assistance

The highly regarded Brazilian business newspaper Valor Economico recently published an article focussed on the findings of our working paper ‘Taxation, Redistribution and the Social Contract in Brazil‘. Here’s a pdf of the article in Portuguese. An English translatio

Pesquisa IRIBA em Português

We have just published summaries of all the IRIBA research briefings, translated into Portuguese. View them via our Portuguese overview page. Photo credit: Adrien Sifre (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)