We look at two emerging economies, Brazil and China, and propose an evaluation of their recent development in terms of growth performance and the evolution of income inequality. Our analysis, therefore, is related to the literature on their recent vast growth and also to the much debated Kuznets curve and theory. However, we claim that neither the growth nor the Kuznets approach capture recent relevant phenomena characterizing such countries' dynamics: namely, the presence of at least two distinct growth models. Cointegration analysis and empirical evidence seem to corroborate our interpretation. They also offer some further insights. We surmise that while contributing to press for a further re-examination of convergence in the light of the issue of income distribution, such findings have interpretative relevance and policy implications for other less developed countries.

Policardo, L., Punzo, L.F., Sánchez Carrera, E.J. (2016). Brazil and China: Two Routes of Economic Development?. REVIEW OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS, 20(3), 651-669 [10.1111/rode.12175].

Brazil and China: Two Routes of Economic Development?

PUNZO, LIONELLO FRANCO;
2016-01-01

Abstract

We look at two emerging economies, Brazil and China, and propose an evaluation of their recent development in terms of growth performance and the evolution of income inequality. Our analysis, therefore, is related to the literature on their recent vast growth and also to the much debated Kuznets curve and theory. However, we claim that neither the growth nor the Kuznets approach capture recent relevant phenomena characterizing such countries' dynamics: namely, the presence of at least two distinct growth models. Cointegration analysis and empirical evidence seem to corroborate our interpretation. They also offer some further insights. We surmise that while contributing to press for a further re-examination of convergence in the light of the issue of income distribution, such findings have interpretative relevance and policy implications for other less developed countries.
Policardo, L., Punzo, L.F., Sánchez Carrera, E.J. (2016). Brazil and China: Two Routes of Economic Development?. REVIEW OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS, 20(3), 651-669 [10.1111/rode.12175].
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