THE ECONOMIC POLICY OF NEW DEVELOPMENTALISM

Nelson Marconi Marco Brancher About the authors

ABSTRACT

The aim of this article is to discuss the application of the theoretical framework of the new developmentalism to the formulation of a macroeconomic policy proposal. Besides the discussion of the theoretical principles of the new developmentalism, the scenario of the last years is analyzed and, subsequently, a macroeconomic policy based on this approachis proposed. Particular emphasis is assigned to the relevance of maintaining the so-called macroeconomic prices at their correct level for the catching-up process based on the sophistication of the productive structure, that is, on the structural change towards larger shares of manufacturing and modern services in value added.

KEYWORDS:
new developmentalism; macroeconomic policy; macroeconomic prices; structural change

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