Grau de organização da economia e desempenho macroeconômico
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 14 No. 3 (1994), Jul-Sep / 1994, Pages 94-106
This article discusses the question of the relationship between the degree of centralization of the price-decision-making process of economic agents and the inflation rate. There are compared in a theoretical model, the conventional wisdom that postulates a positive relationship between the two variables, the so-called “neo-corporativist” vision that puts exactly the opposite conclusions, and an alternative conciliating the other two that will be our principal focus. We will also analyse the behavior of organizations in the economy based on the Olson work, taking some interesting implications to the model. It’s put in perspective the question of the Brazilian union organization based on the model.