Political Economy of Brazil

Recent Economic Performance

  • Philip Arestis
  • Alfredo Saad-Filho

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Philip Arestis, Alfredo Saad-Filho
    Pages 1-6
  3. Fernando J. Cardim de Carvalho
    Pages 24-41
  4. Fernando Cardim de Carvalho, Fernando Ferrari-Filho
    Pages 55-72
  5. Alcino Ferreira Câmara Neto, Matías Vernengo
    Pages 73-93
  6. Alvaro Angeriz, Philip Arestis, Tirthankar Chakravarty
    Pages 94-115
  7. Philip Arestis, Luiz Fernando de Paula, Fernando Ferrari-Filho
    Pages 116-140
  8. Carlos Vidotto, João Sicsú
    Pages 180-193
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 217-224

About this book


This book assesses the performance of the first Lula government (2002-06) from different perspectives including economics, politics, history and social policy. While the focus is on Brazil, it also refers to the experiences of similar countries both for comparative purposes and for evidence of the success or otherwise of this 'new' era for Brazil.


economic policy fiscal policy growth Inflation political economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Philip Arestis
    • 1
  • Alfredo Saad-Filho
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CambridgeUK
  2. 2.Department of Development StudiesSOAS, University of LondonUK

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