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)

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Macroeconomia Desenvolvimentista

2016. With José Luis Oreiro e Nelson Marconi. Our more complete analysis of Developmental Macroeconomics – the central economic theory within New Developmentalism. (book)

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Economic ideologies and the consolidation of democracy in Brazil

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

Ethier, Diane, ed.Democratic Transition and Consolidation in Southern Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia. London: Macmillan, 1990: 197-213.

The transition to democracy was an outcome of successful political pact, but the Sarney administration is returning to old populist and clientlists practices that are not consistent with modern capitalism but with the patrimonial state and merchant capitalism.

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