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AQ Podcast | Brazil: The Big Picture

The Brazilian economy is improving this year. How sustainable is the trend of faster growth?
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After a decade of negative or meager economic expansion, Brazil’s GDP is expected to increase by 3.2% in 2023. Significant reforms, such as tax reform, are being discussed, and a modern, green economy could take hold. How successfully is the Lula government handling the economic challenges, and which areas will benefit the most? In this episode, Arminio Fraga, one of Brazil’s top policy minds, analyzes the structural dysfunctions at the root of Brazil’s economy and suggests ways forward. Fraga, a former president of Brazil’s central bank, is now the chair of the Institute for Health Policy Studies (IEPS).

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On the show:

Arminio Fraga is an economist and a former president of Brazil’s central bank.

Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly.

If you’d like to know more: 

Despite Troubles, Brazil’s SUS Health System Can Be a Model for Latin America by Arminio Fraga

AQ Podcast: Is Bolsonaro Done? New Dynamics in Brasília

Brazil Feels Almost Normal Again by Brian Winter

Tags: AQ Podcast, Brazil, Economic Policy, Lula
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