Monday , October 14 2019
Home / Economonitor / Does Brazil’s Sector Structure Explain Its Productivity Anemia?

Does Brazil’s Sector Structure Explain Its Productivity Anemia?

Summary:
Brazil’s labor and total-factor productivity (TFP) have featured anemic increases in the last decades (Canuto, 2016). As we illustrate here, contrary to common view, sector structures of the Brazilian GDP and employment cannot be singled out as major determinants of productivity performance. Horizontal, cross-sector factors hampering productivity increases seem to carry more weight. Brazil’s productivity ...

Topics:
Otaviano Canuto considers the following as important: , ,

This could be interesting, too:

ocanuto writes Latin America Is Not Benefiting from the U.S.-China Trade War

ocanuto writes Argentina’s half-baked adjustment has not worked

ocanuto writes Brazil must hold to structural reforms while undergoing slow economic recovery

ocanuto writes Mercosur-EU trade agreement: better late than never

Brazil’s labor and total-factor productivity (TFP) have featured anemic increases in the last decades (Canuto, 2016). As we illustrate here, contrary to common view, sector structures of the Brazilian GDP and employment cannot be singled out as major determinants of productivity performance. Horizontal, cross-sector factors hampering productivity increases seem to carry more weight. Brazil’s productivity […]
Otaviano Canuto
Mr. Otaviano Canuto currently holds the position of Executive Director at the Executive Board of Directors of the World Bank Group and its Affiliates, the same position he held when he was Executive Director of the World Bank from 2004-2007. He represents Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Philippines, Suriname, and Trinidad & Tobago. He is also a member of both the Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE) and the Budget Committee.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *