Macroeconomics, the Labor Market, and Income Distribution in Brazil

João Saboia

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Macroeconomics, the Labor Market, and
Income Distribution in Brazil

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm | CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

Read "Brazil: Progress and Pessimism" by Carola Binder in the Fall 2015 Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.

Since 2000, Brazil has had relatively weak economic growth. Nevertheless, the labor market and income distribution have been improving consistently. Saboia will discuss Brazil’s performance and provide an interpretation of the simultaneity of these apparently inconsistent results and what they mean for the future.

João Saboia is a professor at the Institute of Economics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and a UC Berkeley alum. 

João Saboia speaking on Brazilian inequality, September 2014. (Photo by Mariana González Insua.)
João Saboia speaking on Brazilian inequality, September 2014. (Photo by Mariana González Insua.)

João Saboia speaking on Brazilian inequality, September 2014. (Photo by Mariana González Insua.)
João Saboia outlined the influence of Brazil's minimum wage on inequality, September 2014. (Photo by Mariana González Insua.)