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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Brazil: ethnic and social origins of the industrial entrepreneurs

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

Originally published in Portuguese, Revista de Administração de Empresas 4(11), junho 1964: 83-103. English version available only in this website.


Research among Paulista industrialists demonstrates that, contrarily to the dominant view at that time that Brazilian entrepreneurs originated from the semi-aristocratic Brazilian families of coffee plantes, they are mostly descendants of immigrants: middle class immigrants.


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