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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Revolução Capitalista e desenvolvimento

Luiz Calos Bresser-Pereira

São Paulo, Escola de Economia de São Paulo da Fundação Getúlio Vargas, janeiro de 2019. Disponível apenas neste website.


The Capitalist Revolution was the period of the transition from the ancient societies to capitalism; it was a long transition that began in the North of Italy, in the 14th century, and got completed for the first time in England, in the second part of the 18th century, with the formation of the nation state and the Industrial Revolution; it is a major rupture, that divided the history of mankind between a period where empires or civilizations prospered and fell into decadence and disappeared, to a period of ingrained economic development and long-term improvement of standards of living. Four historical types of industrial revolutions lead to corresponding forms of capitalist development: central original, central late, peripheric independent, and peripheric-independent. With the industrial revolution in each country begins economic development, which tends to be a virtuous cycle, assuring continuous growth, but only independent peripheric countries, such as the East Asian countries, are able to catch up and turn rich countries.



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