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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Managerial public administration strategy and structure for a new State

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 1997, 20(1) outono 1997 7-3.


Managerial reform in Brazil aims to change Brazilian public administration from a bureau-cratic to a managerial one. A bureaucratic public administration represented a great progress. But it ceased to make sense when the state added to its role providing public education, health care, public culture, social security, science and technology incentives, infrastructure investments, environment protection. Managerial public administration emerged as an answer to the crisis of the state, as a form of coping with the fiscal crisis, and as a strategy to turn efficient the new huge services the state is supposed to perform.


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