The indetermination of senior and the minimum economics curriculum

Vol. 19 No. 1 (1999)

Jan-Mar / 1999
Published January 1, 1999
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How to Cite

Silveira, Antonio Maria da. 1999. “The Indetermination of Senior and the Minimum Economics Curriculum”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 19 (1):197-216.

The indetermination of senior and the minimum economics curriculum

Antonio Maria da Silveira
Professor da Escola Brasileira de Economia e Finanças da Fundação Getúlio Vargas -EPGE/FGV, Rio de Janeiro./RJ, Brasil.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 19 No. 1 (1999), Jan-Mar / 1999, Pages 197-216


A description is given of a research program on the incomplete nature of scientific
knowledge and extended to analyze the minimum curriculum for economics in Brazil and
the consequent for mutation of proposals for change. Considering the different levels of abstraction
in the pure science, applied science and the art of science trichotomy, it is observed
that the minimum curriculum prescribes suitable training for social or applied economics.
The conclusion is that a further period of two years is recommended, one to strengthen pure
economics in the basic cycle and the other for the art of economics in the phase meant for
professionalized training. Consideration is also given to specialization in pure economics
exclusively directed at teaching and research.

JEL Classification: A22; B41.

Keywords: Methodology curriculum