The “Institutional Building” in Brazil: a proposal

Vol. 19 No. 2 (1999)

Apr-Jun / 1999
Published April 1, 1999
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How to Cite

Giambiagi, Fabio. 1999. “The ‘Institutional Building’ in Brazil: A Proposal”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 19 (2):265-70.

The “Institutional Building” in Brazil: a proposal

Fabio Giambiagi
Do Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Social – BNDES, Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brasil.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 19 No. 2 (1999), Apr-Jun / 1999, Pages 265-270


This article develops the idea of “institutional building”, in the case of Brazil. It
is shown the convenience of having boards with fixed and alternate terms, as a way of giving
continuity to the administration in some of the segments of the public sector. After the
privatization of several companies, it is important to think of the modernization and strengthening
of the other companies that remain under the Government control. Based on this
principle and on the problems related to the administrative discontinuity, some proposals of
institutional changes are suggested.

JEL Classification: H83; O25; D73; G24.

Keywords: Institutional building BNDES industrial policy