Bresser-Pereira's Theoretical Contributions to Economics and the Other Social Sciences

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

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.Bresser-Pereira lists his possible theoretical sciences including economics.


Below is the list of my possible contributions to economics and the other social sciences and the some of the works where these ideas were presented. I don’t include here my applied contributions to the analysis of the Brazil, other countries, and capitalist society.

Phases of capitalism, technical progress, and distribution

Lucro, Acumulação e Crise (1986)
“Growth and distribution: a revised classical model” (2018)

The rise of the technobureaucratic class and the state mode of production

“The rise of middle-class and middle management in Brazil” (1964)
“A emergência da tecnoburocracia” (1972)
“Notas de introdução ao modo tecnoburocrático ou estatal de produção” (1977)
“Social classes and strata in contemporary capitalism” (1981)

Citizenship and republicanism

"Citizenship and res publica: the emergence of republican rights" (2002)
Democracy and Public Management Reform: Building the Republican State (2004)

Theory of inertial inflation 

“Accelerating, maintaining, and sanctioning factors of inflation” (1983), with Yoshiaki Nakano
The Theory of Inertial Inflation (1984), with Yoshiaki Nakano

Democracy and development

Economic reforms and economic growth: efficiency and politics in Latin America” (1993)
“Democracy and capitalist revolution” (2012)

Managerial reform of the public administration

“From bureaucratic to managerial public administration” (1996)
"State reform in the 1990s, logic and control mechanisms" (1998)
“A new management for a new state: liberal, social, and republican” (2001)

Model of substitution of foreign for domestic savings

Economic growth with foreign savings?” (2003), with Yoshiaki Nakano
Foreign savings, insufficiency of demand, and low growth” (2008), with Paulo Gala
An empirical study of the substitution of foreign for domestic savings in Brazil” (2014) with Paulo Gala e Eliane Araújo

Dutch disease model 

The Dutch disease and its neutralization: a Ricardian approach” (2008).
“Neutralizing the Dutch disease” (2018)

Tendency to the cyclical and chronic overvaluation of the exchange rate 

Globalization and Competition (2009)

Determination of the exchange rate 

“The value of the exchange rate and the Dutch disease” (2013)
Developmental Macroeconomics (2016), with José Luis Oreiro e Nelson Marconi.

Political economy of new developmentalism

Models of developmental state” (2014)
"The two forms of capitalism: developmentalism and economic liberalism" (2017)

Bio Informations

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira was born in São Paulo, in 1934. He has a PhD and Livre Docencia in Economics, by University of São Paulo. In the academic life, in 2006 he was designed emeritus professor of Getulio Vargas Foundation, where he teaches economics, political and social theory since 1959.
His major influences come from Marx, Weber, Keynes, and from Latin American classical developmentalism. From the early 2000s, he is developing a new theoretical framework, New Developmentalism.
In April 1987, in the aftermath of Cruzado Plan’ crisis, he became Finance Minister of Brazil; he conducted a stabilization plan, which came to be called the “Bresser-Plan” and proposed a general solution to the 1980s debt crisis that the US Secretary of the Treasury rejected, but 18 months turned into the Brady Plan. In the Fernando Henrique Cardoso administration, he was Minister of Federal Administration and Reform of the State (1995-1998), where he initiated the 1995 Public Management Reform, and, in 1999, Minister of Science and Technology, where he began the institutionalization of the Sectorial Funds.
Since July 1999 he is fully dedicated to academic life. Besides teaching at Getulio Vargas Foundation, he is the editor of the Brazilian Journal of Political Economy since 1981. In 2010 he received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Buenos Aires; in 2012, the James Street Scholar 2012 from the Association for Evolutionary Economics – AFEE; and in 2015, the Juca Pato prize from the Brazilian Union of Writers.

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira
January 2019

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