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Following the worst recession in modern history in 2016, Brazil is expected to return to modest growth in 2017. While signs of growth stabilization have emerged in recent months, Brazil's economy is still very fragile and sentiment has not recovered. In addition, fiscal consolidation combined with high interest rate will hold back Brazil's growth in the next few years.
In this month's Economics Watch Emerging Markets View, we will focus on our short-term growth projections for Brazil and discuss the economic outlook for the emerging economies.
Jing Sima-Friedman is a senior economist at The Conference Board. She leads macroeconomic research projects on emerging markets, with a focus on structural changes, monetary policy, capital and financial market developments, and trade flows. She also produces ...Full Bio
Aloisio Campelo Junior, Deputy Superintendent for Business Cycle, is the deputy head for Business Cycle Program of the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), and leads a team of 10+ economists on the tendency surveys of the Brazilian economy. He also provides technical assistance to the Eco...Full Bio
Ataman Ozyildirim, Ph.D.
Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD, is the director of economic research and global research chair at The Conference Board. He specializes in the development of economic indicators and in forecasting aggregate economic activity worldwide. He also oversees The Conference Board’s Global ...Full Bio