Category Archives: Brazil

Discussing Entrepreneurship, regulation and economic development at the Brazilianists congress in Paris

At the beginning of the 21st century, Brazil rises as one of the emerging countries with rapid economic development. This phenomenon coincides with the intensification of globalization and is not limited to purely economic aspects, but includes social and political … Continue reading

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The internationalisation of Vale in some slides

My recent presentation about the history of Vale is available online.  It is a summary of some points of my PhD dissertation about Vale and how it became a leading mining company. It was presented on January 31rst at the Economic … Continue reading

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The contradictions of Brazil’s foreign policy

  This piece from the economist caught my eye… “The values Rio Branco espoused—peace, moderation, trust in international law, non-intervention and what would now be called the pursuit of soft power—became integral to Brazil’s idea of itself, Mr Ricupero argues. … Continue reading

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Brazil reopens for business

After electing a pro-business president who is committed to anti-corruption, Brazilians send a message to the world: “dear investors,  please come back”. Concerns about Bolsonaro Some concerns may arise, of course. Is this Bolsonaro guy a dictator? Will he turn Brazil … Continue reading

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Turning Brazil into an agricultural powerhouse

The challenge of feeding a growing population was in the center of Malthus problem theory.  This large subject will be addressed by a panel during the World Economic History Congress in Boston. Our group will discuss the history of food … Continue reading

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