The Process of Deregulating the Sugarcane–Ethanol Industry

  • Márcia Azanha Ferraz Dias de MoraesEmail author
  • David Zilberman
Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 43)


To analyze the process of deregulation of the sugarcane–ethanol industry in Brazil, which spanned the years 1997–1999, a total of 28 interviews were conducted between January and August 1999. The interviewees were agribusiness leaders in the industry, managers of production facilities, heads of industry associations, representatives of the sugarcane suppliers, industry consultants, legislators, and members of the public bureaucracy. Within the institutional framework existing at that time, the interviewees were influential for analysing the needs for government policy, the private strategies and the new role of the State in a free market environment.


Ethanol Producer Industry Association Public Hearing Ethanol Industry Sugarcane Grower 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Márcia Azanha Ferraz Dias de Moraes
    • 1
    Email author
  • David Zilberman
    • 2
  1. 1.Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (ESALQ) Economics, Business and Sociology DepartmentUniversity of São PauloPiracicabaBrazil
  2. 2.Agricultural and Resource EconomicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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