Social Currency Recognition

Vol. 21 No. 2 (2001)

Apr-Jun / 2001
Published April 1, 2001
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How to Cite

Mollo, Maria de Lourdes R., and Alfredo Saad Filho. 2001. “Social Currency Recognition: Observations on Inflation and the Price Stability in Brazil”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 21 (2):206-25.

Social Currency Recognition

Observations on inflation and the price stability in Brazil

Maria de Lourdes R. Mollo
Universidade de Brasília – UnB, Brasília/DF, Brasil.
Alfredo Saad Filho
Department of Development Studies, University of London, London, England.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 21 No. 2 (2001), Apr-Jun / 2001, Pages 206-225


This article deals with two aspects of inflation: distributive conflict and the role of extra money. ln this context, the paper discusses some characteristic features of inflation process in Brazil, difficulties of the reproduction of the money during the inflation process and what were the aspects that have been solved by the Real Plan. Finally, Plano Real’s prospects are addressed.

JEL Classification: E51; B51; F31.

Keywords: Money supply inflation Real Plan exchange rate Marxism