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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Lucro, Acumulação e Crise

2018 - Book on the phases of capitalist development and the distribution of income using Marx's model of the falling tendency of the rate of profit. First edition, 1986; second edition, e-book only, Kindle format. Atualized in the apendix with the paper, "Growth and distribution: a revised classical model".



Growth and distribution: a revised classical model

2018. The phases of capitalist development having as criteria the variables of Marx's model of the falling tendency of the rate of profit. It actualizes the book Lucro, Acumulação e Crise (1986). (Paper in the Brazilian Journal of Political Economy)



Developmental Macroeconomics

2014. With Nelson Marconi and José Luís Oreiro. Developmental Macroeconomics is a book on development macroeconomics associated with New Developmentalism. In its core are the exchange rate and the current account, instead of the budget deficit and the interest rate. (Book: Routledge)



Inequality and the phases of capitalism

2013. How did inequality vary along the history of capitalism? Which were the phases, and the role of technical progress? Why inequality increased since the 1980s in rich countries? (Paper in Forum for Social Economics)



O conceito histórico de desenvolvimento econômico

2006. Economic development defined using a historical method instead of a normative, or a hypothetic-deductive one. (Texto para Discussão 157 EESP/FGV)



Dezoito anos depois de Lucro, Acumulação e Crise

José Antonio Rodrigues da Cunha (2004) "18 years of Lucro, Acumulação e Crise". Analysis of Bresser`s model of growth and distribution. Paper in the Festricht of Bresser-Pereira, Em Busca do Novo. (Paper in edited book)



Net and total transition costs the timing of economic reform

1997. With Jairo Abud. The difference between the short term costs of adjusting an economy and the costs of procrastinating adjustment and reform are the net transition costs. In the limit, they determine the moment reform begins. (Paper World Development)*



Investment decision and the interest rate in normal and exceptional times

1991. Based on research conducted in 1970 and repeated in 1990, this paper shows that, in 'abnormal times', when the interest rate is abnormally high, business enterprises' decisions on investment take into consideration the interest rate more attentively than they do in normal times. (Paper presented to LASA meeting)



Taxa de juros e os investimentos

1991. A 1990 repetition of a research on the motives to invest of major Brazilian firms originally conducted in 1970. And a comparison between the two results, showing that with the rise of the interest rate, it became more relevant in the decision process. (Research report/NPP/EAESP/FGV).



Tendência Declinante da Taxa de Lucro e Progresso Técnico

1986. The classical model of development with inverted distribution and three types of technical progress. A critique of Marx's falling tendency of the rate of profit. Chapters 3 and 4 of Lucro, Acumulação e Crise) (Paper: Revista de Economia Política)*



Estado, poder de tributar e constituição

1985. The tax burden say what type state a nation has. in Brazil it is low in comparison with rich countries. It must be increased to finance the required social expenditures. (Lecture in Revista da Procuradoria Geral do Estado de S.Paulo)



Concentração de renda e a dívida ( Folha, 5.6.84)

1984. The 1983 devaluation of the exchange rate aggravated the concentration of income. (Article: Folha de S. Paulo, 05.06)





Política Social, Consumo Social e Luta de Classes

1981 Inequality is very much associated to wage differences. The social state and the social consumption that it provides is an efficient form of reducing inequality. Debate with Paul Singer (Lecture)



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)



Le sous-développement industrialisé

1975. The basic characteristics of growth model that prevailed during the military regime: the technobureaucratic-capitalist model of industrialized underdevelopment. In macroeconomic terms, on the supply side, it was based on the production of luxury goods; on the demand side, on the concentration of income from the middle-class upwards. Portuguese version available.



A economia do subdesenvolvimento industrializado

1975. The basic characteristics of growth model that prevailed during the military regime: the technobureaucratic-capitalist model of industrialized underdevelopment. In macroeconomic terms it was based on the supply side on the production of luxury goods, on the demand side, on concentration of income from the middle-class upwards. French version available(



El nuevo modelo brasileño de desarrollo

1974. The "new development model" begins in Brazil in the late 1960s, and later I called "modelo de subdesenvolvimento industrializado". Contrarily to what Celso Furtado predicted, income concetration benefiting the middle classes was behind the resumption of growth as it made aggregate demand consistent with the production of luxury consumption goods by multinationals. Portuguese and English versions available. This paper elaborates on the 1970 article, "Dividir ou multiplicar: A distribuição da renda e a recuperação da economia brasileira".(Paper: Revista Dados) (Paper: Desarrollo Economico)



O novo modelo brasileiro de desenvolvimento

1973. The "new development model" begins in Brazil in the late 1960s, and later I called "modelo de subdesenvolvimento industrializado". Contrarily to what Celso Furtado predicted, income concetration benefiting the middle classes was behind the resumption of growth as it made aggregate demand consistent with the production of luxury consumption goods by multinationals. Spanish and English versions available. This paper elaborates on the 1970 article, "Dividir ou multiplicar: A distribuição da renda e a recuperação da economia brasileira". (Paper: Revista Dados)



The post-1966 expansion and the new model

1970. It corresponds to "Dividir ou multiplicar?" (1970). It claims that the Brazilian "economic miracle" (1968-1973) signaled a new, export oriented, model of development that made consistent aggregate demand and supply of luxury goods by concentrating income from the middle class upwards. (Chapter 7 of Development and Crisis in Brazil: 1930-1983)



Dividir ou multiplicar? A distribuição da renda e a recuperação da economia brasileira

1970. My first analysis of the "new development model" that begins in Brazil in the late 1960s. Contrarily to what Furtado predicted, income concetration benefiting the middle classes was behind the resumption of growth as it made aggregate demand consistent with the production of luxury consumption goods by multinationals. "O novo modelo de desenvolvimento" (1973) elaborates on this paper. (Paper: Visão)



The concept of development, and the National Revolution

1968. Development defined as involving a Industrial and a National Revolution. (Chapter 1 of Development and Crisis in Brazil,1968)




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