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AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRY IN BRAZIL: Innovation and Competitiveness

  • August 19, 2020
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Virtual Event

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Agriculture and Industry in Brazil is a study of the economics of Brazilian agriculture and industry, with a special focus on the importance of innovation to productivity growth. Albert Fishlow and José Eustáquio Ribeiro Vieira Filho examine technological change in Brazil, highlighting the role of public policy in building institutions and creating an innovation-oriented environment.


Fishlow and Vieira Filho tackle the theme of innovation from various angles. They contrast the relationship between state involvement and the private sector in key parts of the Brazilian economy and compare agricultural expansion with growth in the oil and aviation sectors. (Columbia University Press)

Authors/Presenters:

--Albert Fishlow is professor emeritus at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. His many publications include Starting Over: Brazil Since 1985 (2011).

--José Eustáquio Ribeiro Vieira Filho is currently program director of the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply. He is on leave from his tenured position as a senior researcher at the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA-Brazil).


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