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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Teoria novo-desenvolvimentista: uma síntese

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

Cadernos do Desenvolvimento, Rio de Janeiro, v. 11, n. 19, pp.145-165, jul.-dez. 2016. Texto apresentado no Centro Internacional Celso Furtado, Rio de Janeiro, 11 de agosto de 2016. Revisado em outubro 2016


Developmentalism can be thought of in two different ways: (a) as a form of economic and political organization of capitalism alternative to economic liberalism and the corresponding style of economic coordination of that capitalism; and (b) as a school of economic thought. In this second sense, the new developmentalism is a theoretical system that has its origin in classical political economy, Keynesian economic theory and classical developmentalism or development economics. As a form of capitalism, developmentalism manifests for the first time as mercantilism; Bismarkism, national-developmentalism, and the East Asian developmental model are other historical cases of really existing developmentalism.



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