Brazil is arguably the most modern among the BRIC nations, in
that it enjoys democracy, a lively and creative middle class, an active leading
role in Latin America, and an increasing capacity for global projection. Its
economy is diversified, extremely competitive in the agricultural sector, but
also strong in hi-tech industries such as aeronautics and bio-fuels; furthermore,
it enjoys an immense potential for petroleum extraction. In a clear and concise
style, the author describes the Brazilian experience, analyzes how Brazil became
a commercial power capable of sweeping the rest of its continent along with
it, explains the steps that must still be taken in order for it to become a
rich country, explores the possible consequences of economic growth on social
development and ecological sustainability, and more generally focuses on the
lessons to be learned concerning the successful operation of emerging economies.
Andrea Goldstein is an economist at the OECD and is an expert in emerging markets.
Giorgio Trebeschi is an economist at the Bank
of Italy and finance officer at the Italian Consulate General in Sao Paulo (Brazil).
I. La lunga trasformazione
II. Le riforme dal 1992
III. La struttura dell'economia
IV. Forza e debolezze del Brasile nell'economia mondiale