Notícias e comunicados
Feriados da semana de 20 de abril
Seguindo os calendários oficiais da UFF, a universidade não funcionaria nos dias 20 (antecipação do feriado de São Jorge) e 21 de abril (Tiradentes), e funcionaria normalmente nos demais dias da semana. Contudo, na última sexta-feira, o reitor estabeleceu ponto facultativo para o dia 23 de abril, o que, em termos práticos, inviabiliza a manutenção de seminários, aulas e demais atividades previstas para esse dia. O seminário previsto para 23 de abril foi reagendado para 28 de maio.
30 de abril - Marta Menéndez (Université Paris-Dauphine, França)
Título: "Poverty and Inequality Dynamics in Manaus: Legacy of a Free Trade Zone"
Debatedor: doutoranda Ariana Martins de Britto.
Sumário executivo: clique aqui.
Resumo: The creation of special economic zones (SEZs) inside a country’s borders has been used in the past decades as a policy instrument to promote industrialization, generate employment and, ultimately, as a tool to raise peoples’ standard of living and foster economic development. While the number of SEZs has been increasingly growing in the world, particularly in developing countries, their record of success, both on economic and social grounds has remained controversial. Recent literature reviews (Aggarwal 2007; WorldBank, FIAS 2008; Farole 2011a) show that while some countries have been able to capture the gains from zone operations, many others have not. Indeed, concerns have been raised about the impact of these zones on employment (in terms of gender, wage levels and benefits, worker rights and work conditions) and as a consequence, their role on poverty alleviation and more generally, on income distribution changes, still needs to be elucidated. This study intends to contribute to the literature on the impact of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) on poverty (and inequality) changes, by focusing on what has happened to the household income distribution in the Free Trade Zone (FTZ) of Manaus in Brazil during the past decade. Has the development of industrial activities fostered by the FTZ of Manaus in Amazonas resulted in better welfare outcomes relative to neighboring regions such as, for example, Pará? What are the factors behind the observed distributional changes? Are they the result of changes in demographics, in employment, in labor or non-labor income sources? What can we say about the evolution of the determinants of household income?