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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Método científico


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A interdisciplinaridade como forma de ver o mundo

2015. Interdisciplinarity is for me the natural way of thinking. (small essay, Conversas Interdisciplinares, ANPOCS)



For a heterodox mainstream economics: an academic manifesto

2011. The core of neoclassical economics (general equilibrium and rational expectations macroeconomics) is demoralized. A Keynesian-structuralist alternative is available. What is necessary to do to become mainstream again. Portuguese version available. Also available a Slide presentation.



Why economics should be a modest and reasonable science

2012. Since economics is a social science, good economics is historical and assumes uncertainty. Thus, it should be modest and reasonable, See corresponding paper. (Conference receiving the James Street Award from the Association for Evolutionary Economics: slide presentation)



Por que os ortodoxos erram tanto? (Folha, 8.2.10)

2010. Porque adotam método de ciências como a matemática para justificar o "laissez-faire", origem de crises e mais crises. (Article: Folha de S.Paulo, 08.02.2010)



Why do orthodox make so many mistakes? (Folha, 8.2.10)

2010. Because they adopt scientific methods as mathematics to justify the laissez faire, the origin of countless crises. (Article: Folha de S. Paulo, February 08, 2010)



The two methods and the hard core of economics

2008. Neoclassical economists use the hipothetical deductive method, but an empirical-deductive method, particularly the new historical facts approach, is a a more advisable aternative. (Paper: Journal of Post Keynesian Economics). Portuguese version available.



Os dois métodos e o núcleo duro da teoria econômica

2009. Neoclassical economists use the hipothetical deductive method, but an empirical-deductive method, particularly the new historical facts approach, is a a more advisable aternative. (Paper: Revista de Economia Política). English version available.



A verdade e seus objetos

2006. Note on thruth asserting that the ability to achieve thruth depends on the complexity of the objects that are studied. (Note: prepared to students)



Ortodoxos e histórico-institucionalistas

2005. Tony Lawson is making an important contribution to economic methodology with his ontological approach, and also because he sees that mainstream economics is essentially characterized by the method it uses - a mathematical-deductive method. (Comments to Tony Lawson's paper, "The nature of heterodox economics" just published here).



Instâncias da sociedade e ciências sociais

2005. Societys three instances (structural, cultural, and institutional) help us to distinguish and understand social sciences roles. (Note for class discussion)



O método pragmático

Lilian Furquim e Paulo Gala (2004) "The pragmatic method". Why Bresser-Pereira follows the American pragmatism. Paper in the Festricht of Bresser-Pereira, Em Busca do Novo. (Paper in edited book)



Método do fato histórico novo

Alexandra S. de Farias Godoi (2004)."The method of the historical new fact". Paper in the Festricht of Bresser-Pereira, Em Busca do Novo. (Paper in edited book)



Método y pasión en Celso Furtado

2004. The method that Celso Furtado utilizes is essentially historical his passion - a measured passion - is Brazil. A survey of Furtado's work. Portuguese and English versions available. (Paper: Revista de La CEPAL)*



Um grande modelo?

2003. The ambition of developing a unique and comprehensive economic theory is vain and dangerous. (Note just published in this website 14 pages)



Auto-Interesse e incompetência

2003. A second variable, besides self-interest, is turning increasingly relevant: policymakers' incompetence. English version available. (Revista Brasileira de Economia). *



Método e Paixão em Celso Furtado

2001. The method that Celso Furtado utilizes is essentially historical; his passion - a measured passion - is for Brazil. A survey of Furtado's work. English and Spanish versions available.(Paper in book edited by Bresser-Pereira and Rego) *



Method and Passion in Celso Furtado

2001. The method that Celso Furtado utilizes is essentially historical; his passion - a measured passion - is for Brazil. A survey of Furtado's work.Portuguese and Spanish versions available. (Paper to be published in English)



Self-interest and incompetence

2001. Besides self-interests a second variable is turning increasingly relevant: policymakers' technical and emotional incompetence. Portuguese version available. (Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Spring 2001). *



In defense of science

1999. The confusion between science and moral. (Speech at the World Conference on Science Budapest, June 1999)



The Irreductibility of Macro to Microeconomics: a Methodological Approach

1996. With Gilberto Tadeu Lima. While microeconomics is logic-deductive, macroeconomics is a historical discipline, requiring an inductive-deductive approach. (Paper: Revista de Economia Política) *



Os limites da política econômica

1988. Economic policy should follow the rationality principle, but ideological constraints in the right and the left, and the limitations of economic theory make such rationality problematic. (Paper: Revista de Economia Política)



Economia Formal e Economia Política

1970. Economic theory is formed of two branches: formal economics, a sum of tools, and political economy, the analysis of real economic systems and problems. (Note: FGV/SP)



A teoria econômica e os países subdesenvolvidos

1967. General economic theory does not apply to underdeveloped countries. (Paper: Revista de Administração de Empresas)




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