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Economic development : the topicaly of ECLA´s political economy

By Bernardo Gouthier Macedo

Abstract

Esta tese versa sobre a Economia Política da Cepal (EPC), e a confronta com o trabalho de alguns autores e programas de pesquisa que foram elaborados nos países centrais. Deste percurso, extraem-se elementos para avaliar a atualidade da agenda cepalina e as condições que deveriam balizar sua crítica. Sustenta-se que a EPC detém atualidade e vigor como formulação original e matriz de desdobramentos frutíferos em torno do tema do desenvolvimento econômico. As condições históricas particulares em que a EPC foi originalmente formulada foram importantes para que se pudesse gestar a concepção de sistema centro-periferia ? conceito-chave que se mantém atual, cuja recuperação fertilizaria o debate atual acerca do desenvolvimento. Em particular, examinam-se aqui dois programas de pesquisa: o evolucionário schumpeteriano e o neoinstitucionalismo de Douglass North. Em ambos os casos, a contribuição e os limites da retomada contemporânea do tema do desenvolvimento tornam-se mais evidentes quando examinados à luz do enfoque centro-periferiaThis thesis is about the ECLAC?s Political Economy (EPE), and compares it with a few research programs and authors whose work has been elaborated in the countries of the developed center. In doing this, the thesis identifies both some issues that allow an evaluation of the topicality of the ECLAC?s agenda and some guidelines for its critique. We maintain that EPE is topical and strong, as an original work and as a source of fruitful extensions concerning the matter of economic development. The peculiar historical conditions in which EPE was originally conceived were relevant to the construction of the center-periphery system ? a key concept that is still topical and that should be used to fertilize the recent debate about development. In particular, we go through two research programs: the Schumpeterian evolutionary approach and Douglass North?s new institutionalism. In both cases, the contributions and limits of the contemporary debate on development become more evident when seen through the lenses of the center-periphery approac

Topics: Desenvolvimento economico, United Nations, Economic Commission for Latin America, Economic development
Publisher: Universidade Estadual de Campinas . Instituto de Economia
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:agregador.ibict.br.BDTD_UNICAMP:oai:unicamp.br:vtls000420430
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