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Relative price of capital, productivity and economic growth: the role of II PND

Grant number: 09/13069-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2010
Effective date (End): December 31, 2010
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Economics - Growth, Fluctuations and Economic Planning
Principal researcher:Mauro Rodrigues Jr
Grantee:Dejanir Henrique Silva
Home Institution: Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade (FEA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The objective of this project is to evaluate if restrictions to the international trade, as those carried through in the period of the II PND, are capable to explain a set of stylized facts for Brazil, from the decade of 70, as the rise of the relative price of capital, the productivity fall and accumulation of capital. The theoretical framework used to study the detached empirical fact consists of a model of heterogeneous capital with endogenous technical change. Prominence will be given to the possible impacts that restrictions to international trade can have on the economy in this context. As usual in literature, the model will be calibrated and evaluated if it is capable to generate resulted quantitative on-line with the observed one of the Brazilian experience.

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