Dynamics and typology of the contemporary world economy

Vol. 7 No. 4 (1987)

Oct-Dec / 1987
Published October 1, 1987
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Müller, Geraldo. 1987. “Dynamics and Typology of the Contemporary World Economy”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 7 (4):510-30. https://doi.org/10.1590/0101-31571987-4052.

Dynamics and typology of the contemporary world economy

Geraldo Müller
Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, PUC/SP. São Paulo/SP, Brasil.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 7 No. 4 (1987), Oct-Dec / 1987, Pages 510-530


Transnationalization of productive, commercial, technological, and financial
processes which occurs through transnational corporations has produced a specific economic,
social, political and cultural space which is distinct from national space. The contemporary
world economy, marked by countless ongoing technical and economic processes
which configure the third industrial revolution, can be defined by the interactions between
national and transnational space, neither of which can be said to be disappearing. The lines
of force created by the conflictual interactions between the transnational oligarchy and the
various national oligarchies are photographed in this study from the national angle and at
three moments since 1950. The outcome is a set of typologies classifying countries on which
information was available in 1960, 1970 and 1981.

JEL Classification: P51; P52.

Keywords: World economy comparative study of economic systems