Balance-of-Payments-Constrained Growth in Brazil (1963-2005)

Cuadernos de Economía, Vol. 29, No. 52, 2010

36 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2010

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Yanod Márquez

National University of Colombia

Date Written: August 30, 2010


Using an extended model to calculate the level of growth consistent with the behavior of the balance of payments and the simple structure equation proposed by Thirlwall, a growth rate larger than the observed rate was estimated. This is explained by the accumulated surplus in the commercial account and the balance of payments, and because prices do not adjust demand in international trade. It was found that the income elasticities of demand are variable and are found to be affected by industrial and trade policy. It is concluded that the supply (Krugman) and demand (Thirlwall) approaches are complementary.

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Keywords: Brazil, Keynesian models, international trade, Thirlwall’s law

JEL Classification: F11, F13, F31, E12, F41

Suggested Citation

Márquez, Yanod, Balance-of-Payments-Constrained Growth in Brazil (1963-2005) (August 30, 2010). Cuadernos de Economía, Vol. 29, No. 52, 2010, Available at SSRN:

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