BRAZILIAN ECONOMY IN THE NEW CENTURY: CONTINUITY AND CHANGES IN DEVELOPMENTAL STRATEGIES

Carlos Aguiar de Medeiros About the author

ABSTRACT

This paper disputes the proposition that attributes the current Brazilian economic crisis to the developmentalism adopted in the second decade of the new millennium. Based on post war nationals’ experiences and on international evolution, I argue that the neoliberalism that ruled in Brazil along the 1990s dismantled the tripod formed by expansionist macroeconomics, industrial policy and manufacture protection. This set that distinguish all developmentalism strategy was partially recovered by the new governments along the first decade but it was discontinued over again in the second decade.

KEYWORDS:
developmentalism; economic policy; public investment; industrial policy

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