Edmund Amann

Email: edmundamann@hotmail.com

Edmund Amann is Senior Lecturer in Development Economics in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester and Jorge Paulo Lemann Visiting Professor and Adjunct Affiliate Associate Research Professor at the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory (REAL) at the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign. Prior to his arrival in Manchester, Ed was Research Fellow in Economics at the Centre for Brazilian Studies at St. Antony’s College, Oxford. His research centres on issues of industrial competitiveness, enterprise innovation and trade performance. Much of his work has been focused on the economies of Latin America.

Papers Published in World Economics:

Finance, Technology and Multinationals from the Periphery

This article analyses the emergence of Latin American multinational corporations (MNCs), with a particular emphasis on the roles of finance and technology. It is established that the need to acquire foreign technology and finance has played a key role in the emergence of Latin MNCs. However, in respect to technology at least, the internationalisation process is also increasingly predicated upon the exploitation of domestically generated assets.

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Brazil’s Economy Under Lula
Author: Edmund Amann

In this article Edmund Amann analyses the recent performance of the Brazilian economy, the largest in South America. For a number of years it has been clear that Brazil, despite substantial natural resource endowments and a talented and entrepreneurial population, has failed to match the growth performance of other emerging market economies, notably those of East and South East Asia. This article examines the structural impediments to accelerated growth which will need to be overcome if Brazil’s economic performance is to improve significantly. While the government of President Lula is well aware of the need for structural reform, it is argued that progress in this field has been slower than desirable. As a result, growth remains constrained and the scope for reducing poverty and inequality restricted.

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