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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Dívida externa


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Why developing countries should not incur foreign debt: the Brazilian experience

2016. Paper with Thiago de Moraes Moreira. Current account deficits, even when financed by direct investments, hinder instead of enhance growth because the cause overvaluation of the national currency. (Paper in edited book to be published)



La crisis de la deuda externa de los años 1980 y el turning point de 1987

2013. 1987 was a turning point in the 1980s' Debt Crisis. In this year I presented a proposal of securitization of the debt of all highly indebted countries that was rejected by the US in a first moment, but 18 months later fully adopted in the Brady Plan, which solved the crisis. (slide presentation)



Les pays émergents, ons ils vraiment besoin du capital des pays riches?

2013. A critique to foreign direct investments. Do developing countries really need them? (Presentation)



A insustentável leveza da dívida

Roberto Giannetti da Fonseca (2011). The solution of the European debt crisis should follow the one proposed by Bresser-Pereira in 1987 - that was consagrated by the Brady Plan. (Valor, 28.07.11)



A turning point in the debt crisis: Brazil, the US Treasury, and the World Bank

1995. An account of the 1987 negotiation of the debt crisis. Brazil presented a proposal of debt securitization which represented a turning point in the debt crisis, and was the Brady Plan 18 months later. (Paper: Revista de Economia Política) *



Contra a Corrente: A Experiência no Ministério da Fazenda

1992. Revised version of the testimony to IUPERJ on the author's experience as Finance Minister in Brazil: the major crisis, the "Bresser Plan", and the negotiation of the foreign debt. Non revised version available in French. (In Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais")



Dívida externa e crise do governo

1991. The Collor administration is approaching the debt crisis in a correct way under the direction of Zelia Cardoso and the ambassador Jorio Dauster. The solution requires a reduction of the debt. (Testimony to the Commission of Finance of the Brazilian Senate).



Os Tempos Heróicos de Collor e Zélia

1991. Collection of articles analysing the rights and wrongs that characterized the first two extraordinary years of the Collor administration. After that, a change of ministry inaugurated the rendition of Brazil to the Washington consensus. (Editora Nobel)



The U.S. elite and the Latin American crisis

1990. The debt crisis is without solution, and may require unilateral measures on the part of Latin American countries. The idea of free trading area in the Americas is welcomed.(Note in book edited by Baer & Petri)



Alternativa para as moratórias não-declaradas

1990. Brazil is since 1989 in the situation of default. Given that the Brady Plan offers just a small reduction in the debt, and the market discount is 30%, some unilateral initiative from Brazil is required. (Note: Folha de S.Paulo)



The hesitating motivation to solve the debt crisis

1990. There is a consensus that it is necessary to offer a solution to the debt crisis but not the necessary determination to do something. (Paper presented to the Peace and Development Foundation)



Expériences d'un gouvernement: le ministère des Finances au Brésil

1989. A testimony to IUPERJ on the author's experience as Finance Minister in Brazil. I receive the finance ministry when the Great Debt Crisis of the 1980s reaches its peak with the failure of the Cruzado Plan. The emergence "Bresser Plan", and the negotiation of the foreign debt. Available in Portuguese, and in an extended version. (Published in Problèmes d'Amérique Latine)



The third world debt: a dangerous game

1989. Third world debt is so high that only its securitization with a discount in the line proposed in 1987 by me as finance minister of Brazil will solve the problem.



A solução incompleta do Plano Brady (Exame, 3.5.1989)

1989. The discount offered by the Brady Plan to the highly indebted countries is insuficient. (Article: Exame)



O Plano Brady (Isto É/Senhor, 22.3.1989)

1989. The Brady Plan is a correct but incomplete policy to solve de debt crisis. (Article: IstoÉ-Senhor, 22.3.1989)



Dívida Externa: Crise e Soluções (coletânea)

1989. Edited book on the debt crisis and proposed solutions. Papers by the editor and economists like Jeffrey Sachs, Rudy Dornbusch and Dragoslav Avramovic. (Book: Editora Brasiliense)



A debtor's approach to the debt crisis

1989. The Brazilian crisis in the 1980s as a debt and a fiscal crisis. A summary of the negotiations. The solution of the debt crisis requires that creditors accept the seccuritization of the debt with a discount. Portuguese version available. (Paper in book edited by Christine Bogdanowicz-Bindert).



The perverse macroeconomics of debt, deficit and inflation in Brazil

1989. There is a perverse logic in the Brazilian macroeconomic system involving foreign debt, fiscal deficit and inertial inflation. Portuguese version available.(Paper in book edited by Fukuchi and Kagami).



A dívida na próxima reunião do FMI (Jornal do Brasil, 19.9.1988)

1988. United Nations' proposal is insuficient. Only a general solution for the debt crisis based on the securitization of the debt, as Brazil proposed in 1987, will solve the problem. (Article: Jornal do Brasil)



Experiências de um governo

1988. A testimony to IUPERJ (Wanderley Guilherme dos Santos) on the authors experience as Finance Minister of Brazil. Available in French, and also an extended and revised version.(Discussion paper, IUPERJ)



Uma estratégia alternativa para negociar a dívida externa

1989.The 1987 negotiation of the foreign debt was guided by a question ("is the payment of interests consistent with the economic growth of Brazil?"), and by the idea of securityzing the debt with a discount. English version available. (Note in my edited book Dívida Externa: Crise e Soluções)



A Brazilian approach to external debt negotiation - 1987

1988. The 1987 negotiation of the foreign debt was guided by a question ("is the payment of interest consistent with the economic growth of Brazil?"), and by the idea of securitizing the debt with a discount. Portuguese version available. (Note: LASA Forum)



Da crise fiscal à redução da dívida

1988. The country will only be able to resume growth if it combines fiscal adjustment with a substantial reduction of the the foreign debt, which should be unilateral, given the lack of dispostion of creditor to negotiate the securitization that I previously proposed. Versão inglesa ligeiramente reduzida em Christine Bogdanowicz-Bindert, org., Solving the Global Debt Crisis, New York: Harper & Row, 1989, com o título "A Debtor's Approach to the Debt Crisis" . (Paper my edited book Dívida Externa: Crise e Soluções)



A concerted solution for the debt crisis

1988. Creditor countries are beginning to realize that a initiative involving debt reduction is necessary, but they seem paralyzed. Debtor countries must also participate from a concerted solution. (Introduction to non-published book)





Statement to the IMF´s Interim Committee

Washington, DC, September 27, 1987.



G-3 Communiqué

1987. The first and only document available of the G-3 - the association of Argentina, Mexico and Brazil proposed by the last country to face the debt crisis. (Document)



The crisis of the 1970s

1983 [1984]. A survey of the 1970s and an analysis of the causes of the crisis beginning in 1981: reversion of the economic cycle as consequence of overaccumulation, and the debt crisis. Portuguese version available. (Chapter 8 of Development and Crisis in Brazil: 1930-1983)



Auge e declínio nos anos setenta

1983. A survey of the 1970s and an analysis of the causes of the crisis beginning in 1981: reversion of the economic cycle as consequence of overaccumulation, and the debt crisis. English version available. (Paper: Revista de Economia Política)



Um estudo sobre as empresas multinacionais no Brasil

1976. A survey of book on foreign capital by Von Doelinger and Leonardo Cavalcanti.(Survey: Revista de Administração de Empresas)




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