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GTAP Resource #6270

"Easing the Effects of Austerity with Reforms: A regional CGE experiment on Brazilian labor productivity "
by Cardoso, Guilherme, Thiago Simonato, Debora Freire and Edson Domingues

This article aims to project the variation of labor productivity in Brazil necessary to offset the contractionary impacts of the austerity agenda, considering regional heterogeneities. For this, a dynamic interregional general equilibrium model is used for 27 Brazilian federative units, allowing a bottom-up analysis. The main results show that the increase in labor productivity necessary to mitigate the contractionary effects of fiscal consolidation varies considerably between the Federation Units, relatively more onerous to the Northeast region. Macroeconomic results also follow the same pattern of regional heterogeneity. The increase in labor productivity in the states most affected by the contractionary impacts of austerity is hardly feasible due to the low prospect of household consumption, falling investment and high unemployment in a sectoral composition that has little benefit from the austerity and reforms agenda.

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Category: 2021 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented during the 24th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis (Virtual Conference); Revista Brasileira de Estudos Regionais e Urbanos (RBERU)
Date: 2020
Created: Cardoso, G. (4/14/2021)
Updated: Cardoso, G. (6/21/2021)
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- Dynamic modeling
- Labor market issues
- Government austerity
- South America

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