Center-Sponsored Courses, Spring 2003

LAS 298/198
BRAZIL IN TRANSITION

Prof. Antonio Barros de Castro


The course will present and discuss the performance of the Brazilian economy from the 1990’s to the present. Special attention will be given to the opening of the Brazilian economy and its consequences, focusing on the manufacturing sector. The characteristics of the Real Plan will also be presented and discussed. The extreme inequality of income distribution as well as Brazil’s industrial and technological policies will also be treated. The course finishes with some speculative future scenarios.

Prof. Antonio Barros de Castro
Professor Barros de Castro teaches at the Institute of Economics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Professor Barros de Castro is an expert on Brazilian industrial and trade policy, having directed BNDES, Brazil’s development bank.

April 18 – May 9, Fridays 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

LAS 298/198 1 unit, pass/no-pass grading option
This course is open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates

To obtain a class entry code, please submit a brief narrative describing your interest and experience in the subject matter. Please email this statement to Teresa Stojkov, Vice Chair of CLAS at tstojkov@uclink.berkeley.edu no later than March 21.

 

 

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