The Inflation Equation

by Joao Otavio Brizola, President; EMOP and RIOCOP, Brazil,
Paul C. Dinsmore, Managing Director; Dinsmore Associates,

Serial Information: Worldwide Projects, 1994, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Pg. 41-44

Document Type: Feature article


The authors, a Brazilian and an American involved in a US$1 billion-plus project to build schools in the state of Rio de Janeiro, discuss how they managed despite monthly inflation of 20-30 percent, nationwide price freezes, and sudden changes in government priorities. Dealing with inflation required detailed tracking, through the use of multiple price indices; this complicated the project and added effort and cost, but without it the work could not have succeeded.

Subject Headings: Pricing | Education | Freezing | Government | Tracking | Construction costs

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