Development and nation in Bresser-Pereira: a “round journey”?

Vol. 38 No. 1 (2018)

Jan-Mar / 2018
Published January 1, 2018
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How to Cite

Estevão Ramos de Miranda, Daniel. 2018. “Development and Nation in Bresser-Pereira: A ‘round journey’?”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 38 (1):125-49.

Development and nation in Bresser-Pereira: a “round journey”?

Daniel Estevão Ramos de Miranda
Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 38 No. 1 (2018), Jan-Mar / 2018, Pages 125-149


This paper discusses the theme of development in the intellectual production of Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira. The variations in his conceptions are strongly related to his professional and political circulation and its production may be categorized in four main variations: national-developmentism, industrialized underdevelopmentism, crisis of State and new developmentism. In the long run, the work of Bresser-Pereira reveals an author searching for the protagonist of Brazilian development process.

JEL Classification: B31.

Keywords: Development Nation Bresser-Pereira