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The Political Construction of Brazil

2017. An encompassing analysis of Brazil’s society, economy and politics since the Independence. A national-dependent interpretation. Three historical cycles of the relation state-society: State and Territorial Integration Cycle (1822-1929), Nation and Development Cycle (1930-1977) and Democracy and Social Justice Cycle (1977-2010). Crisis since then. (Book: Lynne Rienner Publishers)

Entrevista sobre o Plano Bresser (Estado, 01.06.07)

2007. The Bresser Plan was an emergencial attempt to control inertial inflation in a moment of deep crisis, just after the collapse of the Cruzado Plan. Interview: O Estado de S.Paulo).

Plano Bresser: a versão de otenização

Francisco Lopes (2004). Bresser planned to make a second stabilization based on the “otenização” – something very similar to the mechanism that was used in the Plano Real to neutralize inertial inflation (Paper).

Macroeconomia Pós-Plano Real: As Relações Básicas

2005. The perverse macroeconomic model of the Brazilian economy combining high interest rate and low exchange rate with growth with foreign savings and quasi-stagnation. (In edited book, Novo Desenvolvimentismo)*

Crise Économique et Réforme de l’État au Brésil

2002. Economic and political analysis of the crisis of the state from 1980 to 1995 in Brazil. Includes a critical introduction. Portuguese and English versions available. (Book: Maison des Sciences de l’Homme)

Conflito salarial e consenso antiajustamento do Plano Bresser ao Plano Verão

1996. Maria Hermínia Tavares de Almeida writes on the Bresser Plan. (Chapter of a book)

Em busca de uma nova interpretação para o Brasil e a América Latina

1996. The dependency interpretation of Brazil should be replaced by the crisis of the state interpretation. (Introduction to Crise Econômica e Reforma do Estado no Brasil. English and French versions available.

Economic Crisis and State Reform in Brazil

1996. The ‘crisis of the state interpretation’. Economic and political analysis of the crisis starting in 1980 in Latin America. Portuguese and French versions available. (Book: Lynne Rienner Publishers)

Reforming the State – Managerial Public Administration in Latin America (coletânea)

1999. Edited book with Peter Spink. Includes the first essays by Bresser-Pereira on the 1995 Public Management Reform. Portuguese version available. (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1999)

The failure to stabilise

1993. Brazil's failure to achieve price stabilization is essentially a consequence of the incompetence of authorities (and IMF) in acknowledging the inertial character of inflation and the lack of political support for fiscal adjustment. (Lecture in London)

Estabilização em um ambiente adverso: a experiência brasileira de 1987

1993. The Plano Bresser was a 1987 atempt to stabilize prices in Brazil in an adverse environment. English version available. (Paper: Revista de Economia Política).

Contra a Corrente: A Experiência no Ministério da Fazenda

1992. Revised version of the testimony to IUPERJ on the author's experience as Finance Minister in Brazil: the major crisis, the “Bresser Plan”, and the negotiation of the foreign debt. Non revised version available in French. (In Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais”)

Heterodoxia e ortodoxia no Plano Bresser

1993. Economic heterodoxy should not be confused with economic populism. The Bresser-Plan was both heterodox and orthodox. (Conjuntura Econômica”)

1992 – O Plano Marcílio e a Estabilização Necessária

1992. An anlysis of the disastrous IMF sponsored 1992 stabilization plan (Marcilio Plan), and the alternatives open to the Brazilian economy. (Paper: Revista de Economia Política)*

O Décimo Primeiro Plano (Folha, 26.12.91)

1991. The Marcilio Plan being signed with IMF will fail because it ignores the inertial character of the Brazilian inflation. (Article: Folha de S.Paulo)