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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Neoliberalismo e globalismo


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Modernidade neoliberal

2014. A critical survey of the recent analysis of modernity. Major sociologists take as modernity what is, rather, expressions of the recent and failed neoliberal distortion of democratic capitalism. (Paper: Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais)



The hegemony constraints in the neoliberal years of capitalism

2013. The neoliberal policy regime was defined by economic, political and "hegemony" constraints, but while not complying with first two implies malfunctioning of the system, the non compliance of hegemony constraints just means that the interest of the neoliberal class coalition were not served. (Paper in edited book)



France's "bonne conscience" (Folha, 30.01.12)

2012. (Article: Folha de S. Paulo)



Assalto ao Estado e ao mercado, neoliberalismo e teoria econômica

2009. Neliberalism did not attack just the state but also markets, since they depend on state regulation. Neoclassical economics was the meta-ideology offering "scientific" support to neoliberalism. (Essay: Estudos Avançados).



Assault on the State and on the market: neoliberalism and economic theory

2009. Neoliberalism and its "scientific" justification, neoclassical economics, were more than just an assault on the state it was also an assault to the market. (Essay: Estudos Avançados). A slightly modified version, "Economics: an assault on the state", has been published in Challenge, 53 (5), September 2010: 57-77.



El asalto al Estado y al mercado: neoliberalismo y teoría económica

2009. Neliberalism did not attack just the state but also markets, since they depend on state regulation. Neoclassical economics was the meta-ideology offering "scientific" support to neoliberalism. (Paper in Nueva Sociedad)



A moral e a crise (Estadão, 22.3.09)

2009. The present crisis is also a moral crisis. It is a consequence of the neoliberal ideology and of the orthodox economic theory. Both teach the "invisible hand" thesis and reject the existence of the public interest. (Article: O Estado de S.Paulo)



Morality and crisis (Estadão, 22.3.09)

2009. The crisis capitalism now faces is economic, but its causes are political and moral as well. Both teach the "invisible hand" thesis and reject the existence of the public interest. (Article: O Estado de S.Paulo)



Fim da onda neoliberal (Folha, 21.4.08)

2008. The failure of neo-liberal reforms in causing growth, the Irak war, and now the banking crisis mark the decline of the United States as hegemon and the end of the neo-liberal ideological wave. (Artiicle: Folha de S.Paulo)



Nacionalismo no centro e na periferia do capitalismo

2008. Nationalism is a major ideology of capitalism together with liberalism, socialism, efficientism and ambientalism. It is the ideology of the nation and of economic development. When radical, or ethnic, it is dreadful. (Paper: Revista Estudos Avançados (- da USP))



Le nouveau developpementisme et l'orthodoxie conventionnelle

2007. Paper comparing three growth strategies: old or national-developmentalism, new developmentalism, and Washington conventional orthodoxy - actually a form of neutralizing the catching up of medium income countries. English, Spanish, and Portuguese versions available. (Paper: Passages de Paris).



Macroeconomics of stagnation and new developmentalism in Latin America

2007.Paper comparing three growth strategies: old or national-developmentalism, new developmentalism, and Washingtons conventional orthodoxy - actually a form of neutralizing the catching up of medium income countries. Slightly improved version in relation to "New developmentalism and conventional orthodoxy". (Paper in the book Keynes for the Twentieth Century)



Macroeconomia da estagnação e novo desenvolvimentismo

2007. Paper comparing three growth strategies: old or national-developmentalism, new developmentalism, and Washington's conventional orthodoxy - actually a form of neutralizing the catching up of medium income countries. Updated and improved version of "Novo desenvolvimentismo e ortodoxia convencional". (Paper in book edited by Bresser-Pereira)



El nuevo desarrollismo y la ortodoxia convencional

2007. Paper comparing three growth strategies: old or national-developmentalism, new developmentalism, and Washingtons conventional orthodoxy - actually a form of neutralizing the catching up of medium income countries. Portuguese and English versions available. (Paper: Economía Unam)



O novo desenvolvimentismo e a ortodoxia convencional

2007. Paper comparing three growth strategies: old or national-developmentalism, new developmentalism, and Washingtons conventional orthodoxy - actually a form of neutralizing the catching up of medium income countries. English and Spanish versions available. (Paper: Revista São Paulo em Perspectiva)



The new developmentalism and conventional orthodoxy

2006. Paper comparing three growth strategies old or national-developmentalism, new developmentalism, and Washingtons conventional orthodoxy - actually a form of neutralizing the catching up of medium income countries. An improved version available with the title "Macroeconomics of stagnation and new developmentalism".(Paper Economie Appliquée).



A contra-revolução do nosso tempo

2005. After the revolutionary 60s we see a conservative counter-revolution. The causes behind. (Essay to be published)



Globalization and 'globalism'

2000. Globalization is the present stage of capitalism, globalism, the ideology that assert the loss of relevance of the nation-state. (Intervention in the 15th sesseion of the Group of Experts in Public Administration and Finance. United Nations, New York.



Um novo Estado para a América Latina

1998. After the 1980s' crisis, the main task in Latin America is to rebuild state capacity. (Paper: Novos Estudos CEBRAP)



Economic reforms and economic growth: efficiency and politics in Latin America

1992. Stabilization and other market-oriented economic reforms face a double challenge in new democracies: they have to be economically effective and politically feasible. Since 1980 Latin America faced a debt crisis and a crisis of the state. Now, two competing interpretations are present the neo-liberal Washington Consensus and the fiscal crisis of the state approach. The later anticipates the 2003 "new developmentalism". (Paper: Chapter 1 of Economic Reforms in New Democracies).



The crisis of the state approach to Latin America

1993. After the dependency interpretation of Latin America, now two competing interpretations are present: the neoliberal Washington Consensus and what I propose: the fiscal crisis of the state approach. Portuguese and French versions available. This paper is a preliminary version of my chapter in Economic Reforms in New Democracies (1993). The "fiscal crisis approach" anticipates the 2003 "new developmentalism". (Paper: Instituto Norte-Sul Discussion Paper)



Economic reforms in new democracies: a social-democratic approach

1993. With José María Maravall and Adam Przeworski. The neoliberal economic reforms enacted by Latin Americas and Eastern Europes new democracies have proven inefficient and at times even ineffective. This derives both from a lack of political support and from the dogmatic orthodoxy adopted. This paper corresponds to the Introduction to the book Economic Reforms in New Democracies, 1993. Portuguese version available. (Paper in book by Bresser-Pereira, Maravall Przeworski).



Reformas Econômicas em Democracias Novas

1993. With Adam Przeworski and José María Maravall. A social democratic approach and also a crisis of the state approach to economic reforms in new democracies. English and Spanish versions available.(Editora Nobel, 1996)



O fim do triunfalismo neoliberal

1994. Neoliberal triumphalism is dead. Democratic consolidation in Latin America and Eastern Europe will not be achieved by dismantling the state organization, but by rebuilding it. (Article in "Folha de S. Paulo"),



Off the mark: the misguided policies of Washington economists

1992. When the costs involved in a given economic policy become excessive, the decision not to adopt the policy is rational rather than political. Reforms that are inefficient are irrational. (Note: Harvard International Review)



A crítica da direita e da esquerda a um estado em crise

1992. The state is being criticized, on the right, by neoliberals, and on the left, by "logic of capital" Marxists. There is a cyclical aspect in it.(Paper: Lua Nova)



A crise da América Latina: Consenso de Washington ou crise fiscal?

1991. An early critique of the Washington consensus. A systematic analysis of the Latin American crisis as a foreign debt and a fiscal crisis of the state crisis. English, French, and Spanish versions available. Pesquisa e Planejamento Econômico 21(1), abril 1991: 3-23.



La crisis de América Latina. ¿Consenso de Washington o crisis fiscal?

1991. An early critique of the Washington consensus. A systematic analysis of the Latin American crisis as a foreign debt and a fiscal crisis of the state crisis. Portuguese, English, and French versions available. (Paper: Pensamiento Iberamericano)



Economic crisis in Latin America: Washington consensus or fical crisis approach?

1991. An early critique of the Washington consensus. A systematic analysis of the Latin American crisis as a foreign debt crisis and a fiscal crisis of the state. Portuguese, French, and Spanish versions available. (English version not published: just available in this site).



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.



Uma interpretação da América Latina: a crise do Estado

1993. Since 1980 Latin American faced a debt crisis and a crisis of the state, which was also a crisis of the developmentalist interpretation. Now, two competing interpretations are present: the neoliberal Washington Consensus and the fiscal crisis of the state approach. English and French versions available. This is a preliminary version of my chapter in Economic Reforms in New Democracies, 1993. The "fiscal crisis approach" anticipates the 2003 "new developmentalism". (Paper: Novos Estudos CEBRAP )*




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