WATCH: Ed Amann & Armando Barrientos findings overview

IRIBA project leads Ed Amann and Armando Barrientos offer their perspective on the research findings, following our final workshop in Rio de Janeiro in December 2016.

Social policy and inclusive growth in Brazil

Inclusive growth doesn’t come out of nowhere. IRIBA’s Professor Armando Barrientos explains the ways in which socially-oriented policy decisions led to economic growth that primarily helped to increase the incomes and wellbeing of Brazil’s poorest, rather than that o

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

Tax and the social contract in Brazil

 “Brasil” by Roger Schultz (CC BY 2.0) By Marcus Melo, professor of Political Science at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, and Armando Barrientos, co-research director of IRIBA. Cross-posted from the Tax Justice Network blog.  Internationally, debates on tax in Brazil ofte