IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

The Profit Rate in Brazil, 1953-2003

Listed author(s):
  • Adalmir Marquetti

    (Departamento de Economia and Programa de Pós-Graduação em Economia, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul - PUCRS,

  • Eduardo Maldonado Filho

    (Departamento de Ciências Econômicas and Programa de Pós-graduação em Economia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS)

  • Vladimir Lautert

    (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística - IBGE)

Registered author(s):

    This paper investigates the profit rate in Brazil between 1953 and 2003. There was a tendency for the profit rate to fall during the period under study determined mainly by the declining productivity of capital. There were three phases in the behavior of the profit rate. In the first phase, between 1953 and 1973, it slowly declined; in the second, from 1973 to late 1980s, it fell sharply; in the third, from late 1989 to 2003, it increased moderately. These phases correspond to the institutional arrangements of the Brazilian economy, respectively, to the import substitution industrialization (ISI) during the golden age of capitalism, to the crisis and rupture of ISI, and to neoliberalism. JEL classification: E25, N16, O30

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Article provided by Union for Radical Political Economics in its journal Review of Radical Political Economics.

    Volume (Year): 42 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 485-504

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:sae:reorpe:v:42:y:2010:i:4:p:485-504
    Contact details of provider: Web page:

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:sae:reorpe:v:42:y:2010:i:4:p:485-504. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (SAGE Publications)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.