O desequilíbrio do setor público brasileiro: cenários alternativos
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 7 No. 3 (1987), Jul-Sep / 1987, Pages
The Brazilian public sector disequilibrium, as measured by growth in the global net public sector debt to GDP ratio, is examined with and without the “Piano Cruzado”. Two models are used, one based upon a discrete time framework and the other based upon a continuous time framework, to trace paths of the debt-GDP radio for the rest of the decade concentrating on the 1985-1990 period. Two major conclusions are reached. The first, of a theoretical nature, is that discrete time models are inappropriate in an inflationary context as they severely underestimate the inflation tax. The second is that the Plano Cruzado may put strong pressure on government finances due to the drastic fall in the inflation tax.