BRIC agricultural yields: Growth factor effects

In my previous article “BRIC agricultural yields: Trends and theory“, I presented a number of graphs showing both BRIC country yield trends for maize, soybean, and sugarcane crops and posed a number of questions about…

BRIC agricultural yields: Trends and theory

Although BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) have quickly developed modern diversified economies over the last 20-30 years, agriculture remains an important part of their economies.  If one believes food self-sufficiency is beneficial to…

Brazil’s economy (Part 4): Government spending

Much has been said in the financial economic press about Brazilian government spending in recent years.  In many cases the articles criticize excessive government spending, and more recently–and from different ideological quarters–articles tend towards criticism…

Brazil’s economy (Part 3): Consumption

My last article “Brazil’s economic downturn (Part 2): Employment” presented econometric evidence consistent with 71% of Brazil’s average employment growth between 1998 and 2016 being attributable to Brazil’s internal economic sector, and 29% attributable to…

Brazil’s economy (Part 2): Employment

This second article in the series follows my previous article titled “What’s causing Brazil’s economic crisis? (Part 1)”, now renamed “Brazil’s economic downturn (Part 1): A crisis?“.  This article begins to answer the question by…

Brazil’s economy (Part 1): A crisis?

Did you ever want to know what’s causing Brazil’s economic crisis?  If there is (good) evidence suggesting Brazil’s real economic growth over the last 25 years is substantially equivalent to that of Germany and the…