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Why did Latin America fell behind East Asia

2018. Latin America fell behind because it adopted the neoliberal, and, considering new developmentalism theory, this resulted into an high interest rate and an overvalued exchange in the long-term. (slide presentation)

O ensino do desenvolvimento e a macroeconomia estruturalista

2011. Development economics disciplines should include the main models that form the new structuralist development macroeconomics. A summary of such models. (Conference: slide presentation)

No foreign finance, please

2011. Sovereign countries should not borrow in foreign money (Conference, Buenos Aires: slide presentation).

Brasil à venda

22.8.2017. Brazil is a country for sale. High budget deficit and high current account deficits not matched by additional investments lead to increased indebtedness and the sale of the national patrimony. (Note in Facebook)

Brazil's 36 years-old quasi-stagnation and the interest rate-exchange rate trap

2017. The Brazilian economy is quasi stagnant from 1990, because since the 1980s it dos not have public savings to finance public investments, and because, since 1990, it is caught in a high interest rate-overvalued currency trap that makes the competent industrial firms not competitive and unable to invest.

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)

Déficits em conta corrente e Argentina

2017. Hoje vemos o presidente argentino frustrado. Ele pagou caro aos “fundos abutres” para recuperar o crédito internacional; a Argentina já está incorrendo no desejado déficit em conta corrente, e o peso já está voltando a se apreciar. (Valor)

O pacto que não houve

Este capítulo 22 da 3a. edição de A Construção Política do Brasil está sendo disponibilizado para que, aqueles que tem a 1a ou 2a. edição, possam ver as principais modificações introduzidas.

Onde foi que erramos? Quando e por que a economia saiu da rota

2016. In the recent past liberals (1990-2002) as well as developmentalists (2003-2014) failed in overcoming the quasi-stagnation that defines the Brazilian economy since 1980. New developmentalism offers a short and a long-term alternative. (Large essay in Folha de S.Paulo)

Remando contra a maré: novo desenvolvimentismo e interesse nacional

2016. Long interview of Bresser-Pereira to Alvaro Comin e Paulo Todescan Mattos for Plural, publication from USP's graduate program in sociology.

Retenção cambial alíquota zero

2016. The crisis made the exchange rate right. Now is the momement to adopt an “exchange rate retention, which neutralizes the Dutch disease, so blocking the tendency to the overvaluation of the exchange rate existing in developing countries. (Op ed: Valor)

É preciso criar metas de poupança e investimento públicos

2016. Just austerity proved not to be able to bring back private investment and growth. It is necessary to have as basic fiscal metric public savings, control current public expenditures, and increase public investment. (Op ed, Folha de S.Paulo)

Seis propostas para reindustrialização

2015. Documento no.1 do Grupo Reindustrialização. Propomos seis medidas de política econômica para reindustrializar o Brasil e este voltar a crescer e realizar o alcançamento.

State-society cycles and political pacts in a national-dependent society: Brazil

2015. Brazil is a national-dependent society. The three cycles of its independent history were, successively, “State and Territorial Integration”, “Nation and Development” and “Democracy and Social Justice”. Portuguese version available. (Paper, Latin America Research Review)

Brazil's 35 years-old quasi-stagnation: facts and theory

2015. Texto para Discussão 399. The Brazilian economy is quasi stagnant from 1990, because since the 1980s it dos not have public savings to finance public investments, and because, since 1990, it is caught in a high interest rate-overvalued currency trap that makes the competent industrial firms not competitive and unable to invest. (Discussion paper). More actualized version available.