Revista de Economia Contemporânea
Print version ISSN 1415-9848
NAKABASHI, Luciano; CRUZ, Marcio José Vargas da and SCATOLIN, Fábio Dória. The impacts of exchange rate and interest rate on Brazilian exports. Rev. econ. contemp. [online]. 2008, vol.12, n.3, pp. 433-461. ISSN 1415-9848. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-98482008000300002.
The goal of the present study is to analyze the effects of exchange rate, interest rate and world income growth on the Brazilian total exports and its structure. Exchange rate, interest rate and the world income growth affect not only the country total exports but also its structure. Additionally the exports structure plays an important role on the exports dynamic. The economy's export sector, in turn, has had a crucial role on the performance of the Brazilian economy because the balance of payments restriction has presented as a relevant obstacle to its sustainable economic growth over the last 25 years. This pertinent relation between exports sector performance and economic growth justifies a more comprehensive study of the Brazilian export sector structure.
Keywords : structural change; exports; exchange rate; interest rate.