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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Desenvolvimento, progresso e crescimento econômico

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

Lua Nova 93, 2014: 33-60.


In this essay the author defines progress or human development as the gradual achievement of the five policy objectives that modern societies have defined for themselves (security, individual liberty, economic wellbeing, social justice and protection of the environment), and distinguishes it from economic development or economic growth - the process of capital accumulation with the incorporation of technical progress that increases standards of living. And defends the thesis that, in so far economic development produces an increasing economic surplus over subsistence level, it is strategic to reach the other above referred five political objectives



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