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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Populismo político e econômico


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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)



A Construção Política do Brasil

2014. 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: Editora 34, updated 3rd edition, 2017)



Argentina, developmentalism and populism (Folha, 03.6.13)

2013. The Argentinian case shows how an initially competent developmentalism may later drift to fiscal and exchange rate populism (Articles: Folha de S. Paulo)



A caminho do fracasso (Folha, 03.6.13)

2013. Argentina mostra como o desenvolvimentismo corre o risco de derivar para o populismo fiscal e cambial. (Articles: Folha de S.Paulo)



Getúlio Vargas: o estadista, a nação e a democracia

2007. Vargas was the statesman that led Brazils national and industrial revolution. Although an authoritarian politician, he created the conditions for consolidated democracy. (Paper: tin book edited by Dutra Fonseca Zahluth Bastos)



z5.A experiência populista de redistribuição de renda

Adolfo Canitrot ([1975] 1991) in Bresser-Pereira, org. Populismo Econômico. São Paulo: Editora Nobel. pp. 11-36



Hoy en Brasil hay un populismo de tipo cambio

2010. The Lula administration is an example of exchange rate populism. Interview to Laura García for Cronista.com de Buenos Aires.



Taxa de câmbio, doença holandesa, e industrialização

2010. The Brazilian economy is undergoing deindustrialization due to a chronic overvaluation of the real. The structural development macroeconomics that I have been developing since the early 2000s explains why. (Cadernos FGV Projetos)



Bresser-Pereira critica FHC e Lula de populismo cambial (Estado, 10.10.06)

2006. FHC and Lula incurred in exchange rate populism (populismo cambial). (Interview: O Estado de S.Paulo)



A economia política da desgovernança econômica global

2005. The balance of payment crises in developing countries (originated in the strategy of growth with foreign savings) and the enormous US current account deficit are both the outcome of economic populism. The later problem points out to a hard landing. English version available.(Paper: Estudos Econômicos) .



O estadista brasileiro do século 20 (Folha, 22.08.04)

2004. Getúlio Vargas was populist in political but not in economic terms. He was Brazils major statesman in the 20th century. (Article: Folha de S.Paulo).



Democracia brasileira, no momento das eleições de 2002

2002. Presidential elections demonstrated that democracy is consolidated, in transition from an elites to a public opinions democracy. (Note: Not published)



Decisões estratégicas e overlapping consensus na América Latina

2001. There are some consensus and some strategic decisions to be taken in Latin America, after the crisis of structuralism, and of orthodox reforms. English version available.(Paper: Revista de Economia Política) *



After structuralism, a development alternative for Latin America

2001. There are some consensus and some strategic decisions to be taken in Latin America, after the crisis of structuralism, and of orthodox reforms. Portuguese version available. (Paper presented in conference at Oxford University; not published; available only in this site)



Heterodoxia e ortodoxia no Plano Bresser

1993. Economic heterodoxy should not be confused with economic populism. The Bresser-Plan was both heterodox and orthodox. (Conjuntura Econômica")



A Crise do Estado: Ensaios sobre a Economia Brasileira

1992. Collected papers written between 1987 and 1991 analyzing the Brazilian foreign debt crisis, fiscal crisis of the state, and inflation. (Book: Editora Nobel)



Economic populism versus Keynes: reinterpreting budget Deficit in Latin America

1991. With Fernando Dall'Acqua. Contrarily to what economic populists say, Keynes only admited budget deficits in special situations, as a temporary depart from fiscal balance. Portuguese version available.(Paper: Journal of Post Keynesian Economics)



Populismo econômico versus Keynes: a reinterpretação do déficit público na América Latina

1991. With Fernando Dall'Acqua. Contrarily to what economic populists say, Keynes only admited budget deficits in special situations, as a temporary depart from fiscal balance. English version available.(Paper: edit book)



Populism and economic policy in Brazil

1991. Economic populism, left's protectionism, and the right's monetarist orthodoxy are together major obstacles to consistent and rational economic policies and reforms. Portuguese version with the title "Ideologias econômicas e democracia no Brasil" available. (Paper: Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs)



Populismo Econômico (coletânea)

1991. Edited book collecting papers on economic populism, including 'classical papers' by Canitrot and O'Donnell. (Editora Nobel)





Ideologias econômicas e democracia no Brasil

1989. The transition to democracy was an outcome of successful political popular-business pact, but mistaken ideologies originated in old left populism, and on conservative clientelism (pork barrel), opportunism, social conservatism, monetarism, crude liberalism, and subordinated internationalism represent an obstacle to democratic consolidation and growth in Brazil. (Paper: Estudos Avançados). English version available.





As desventuras do populismo (Estadão, 14.12.1988)

1988. (Article: O Estado de S.Paulo)



Pactos Políticos: do Populismo à Redemocratização

1985. Collected papers on political pacts and the 1987-85 Brazilian transition to democracy. Complements the analysis originally made in O Colapso de uma Aliança de Classes. (Book: Editora Brasiliense)



O novo populismo autoritário do PDS (Folha, 26.4.83)

1983 (Article: Folha de S. Paulo, 26.04)



O novo populismo (Folha, 03.3.81)

1981 (Article: Folha de S. Paulo, 03.03)



Estado e Subdesenvolvimento Industrializado

1977. An analysis of the modernizing, authoritarian and income concentrating character of the technobureaucratic-capitalist state, and of the respective model of development: "industrialized underdervelopment" (Book: Editora Brasiliense)




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