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Brazil’s labor and total-factor productivity (TFP) have featured anemic increases in the last deca... Continue Reading

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Long-term finance and BNDES tapering in Brazil

One major policy issue in Brazil is how to boost productivity, while following a path of fiscal cons... Continue Reading

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NAFTA renegotiation may move forward as early as August. Ambassador Lighthizer notified Congress of ... Continue Reading

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Brazil’s Pension Reform Proposal is Necessary and Socially Balanced

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The Santos administration has delivered on two of its main promises: sign a peace agreement with the... Continue Reading

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