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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Dolarização crônica: Argentina e Brasil

Luis Carlos Bresser Pereira e Aldo Ferrer

Revista de Economia Política 10(1), janeiro 1991: 5-15.

Dollarization is usually an acute monetary phenomenon. It accompanies short-lived inflationary processes. In Latin America, it is usual to hear of a threat of dollarization, but effective dollarization only takes place with hyperinflation. An exception is Argentina, where there is a historically new phenomenon: a chronic, long-lived dollarization. If chronic (Inertial) inflation is particularly difficult to control, chronic dollarization is still more difficult.

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