The New developmentalism and productive sophistication

Vol. 40 No. 2 (2020)

Apr-Jun / 2020
Published April 1, 2020

How to Cite

Moraes, Isaías Albertin de, and Hermano Caixeta Ibrahim. 2020. “The New Developmentalism and Productive Sophistication”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 40 (2):193-213.

The New developmentalism and productive sophistication

Isaías Albertin de Moraes
Pesquisador do Núcleo de Extensão e Pesquisa em Economia Solidária, Criativa e Cidadania (NEPESC/ Unesp). Doutorando em Ciências Sociais pela Unesp/Araraquara. Bolsista da Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES).
Hermano Caixeta Ibrahim
Doutor em Economia do Desenvolvimento pela UFRGS.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 40 No. 2 (2020), Apr-Jun / 2020, Pages 193-213


The purpose of this article is to present the New developmentalism school and its production about productive sophistication. The technical methodological procedures prioritized by the research, in this way, were bibliographical and documentary. The methodology is predominantly descriptive, so the research aimed at structuring and defining a theoretical model, mapping it. The article is divided into two sections. The first section presents the main precepts of New developmentalism; the second section focuses on the production of the school about productive sophistication. In conclusion, the research sought to contextualize and to explain the described studies, exposing some hypotheses and questions.

JEL Classification: B20; O11; O30.

Keywords: Development economics New Developmentalism productive sophistication