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Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

Former Minister of Finance of Brazil

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira, Emeritus Professor at Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV). He was Finance Minister, Minister of Federal Administration and State Reform, and Minister of Science and Technology of Brazil. Prior to that, he was the President of the Bank of the State of Sao Paulo and Chief of Staff of the Governor of Sao Paulo. He is also the Dean of the Research Center on New Developmentalism of FGV.


He teaches at the Getulio Vargas Foundation since 1962. He was Visiting Professor at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University, at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, and at the University of São Paulo. He was also visiting fellow at Oxford University in Nuffield College and St Antony's College.


In 1996, Mr. Bresser-Pereira created the first Master Program on Business Administration of Brazil, in the Getulio Vargas Foundation. He founded it and is the editor of the Brazilian Journal of Political Economy since 1981. He is a top media writer, particularly Folha de S. Paulo.


His is author of many academic papers and books, including Development and Crisis in Brazil (Westview, 1984); The Theory of Inertial Inflation (Rienner Publishers, 1987); Economic Reforms in New Democracies, with Adam Przeworski and José María Maravall (1993); Democracy and Public Management Reform (Oxford, 2004); and Globalization and Competition (Cambridge, 2010); and The Political Construction of Brazil (Lynne Rienner, 2016).


In the last 15 years, he has been developing a new and open Development Economics, the New Developmentalism, focusing on the five macroeconomic prices and in the current account stability.