Laporde 2016

The Sixth Latin American Advanced Programme on Rethinking Macro and Development Economics

Hosted by

São Paulo School of Economics – Getulio Vargas Foundation – Sao Paulo, Brazil (EESP/FGV)

With support from

Institute for New Economic Thinking

January 11th – January 15th, 2016

An Announcement for the sixth Latin American Advanced Programme on Rethinking Macro and Development Economics, hosted by the São Paulo School of Economics, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo, Brazil January 11th – 15th

January 2016.


We are pleased to announce that the sixth edition of the Latin American Advanced Programme on Rethinking Macro and Development Economics (Laporde) will be held in São Paulo (Brazil) from 11th to 15th of January 2016. The programme is based on the experience of the successful Cambridge Advance Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (CAPORDE), which was held in Cambridge, UK, from 2002 to 2008. The programme will admit a selected group of young academics, preferably from developing countries with a focus in Latin America, and provide them with lectures, discussions, and research workshops with leading scholars on cutting edge topics in macro and development economics from a number of critical perspectives. There will be no tuition fees, and the Programme will cover travel and accommodationexpenses of successful candidates.


The Programme


Laporde is a high-level training programme in development economics which aims to build capacity in economics and economic policy-making. The program is intended mainly for young graduate students from Brazil and abroad. There is a growing demand for an alternative to orthodox economic theory, due to the failure of several recent reforms and macroeconomic policies in many developing economies. This course aims to fill this gap by including lectures in which participants will discuss macroeconomic theories and national development strategies that enable middle-income countries carry out the process of catching up without causing macroeconomic imbalances and income concentration as observed over the last few years. It is an opportunity for students to be exposed to the edge of critical research on these issues. The course is run for five days and consists of lectures and discussions provided by some of the world’s leading academics in relevant fields. It will give a selected group of young academics whose research interest is in economic development and Latin America and, in particular, Laporde is an opportunity to gain exposure to frontier research undertaken from critical perspectives on key issues in development economics and macroeconomics. Each day of the workshop will consist of two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. There will also have one short night talk. Each session lasts three-andhalf hours. The sessions will be mostly in the form of lectures, which will consist of at least two-and-half hours of lecturing and at least 30 minutes of discussions with a break. Lectures will be given in English. There will also be informal contacts between students and faculty during lunch, and coffee breaks. The details of the preliminary programme will be available in Laporde’s website (



LAPORDE aims to receive a group of graduate students and promising researchers who wish to reach relevant positions in the academic or political affairs. Candidates whose research focus is the economic development of middle-income countries will have preference. Former students of Laporde, Aporde and Caporde will also have the opportunity to present their researches in special sessions. There will be no tuition fees, and the Programme will provide travel aid to some successful candidates from Latin America that are studying or doing their researches in countries from Latin America. We will also provide travel aid for the former students that will present their papers (subject to the availability of resources). Candidates must demonstrate first-class intellectual capacity and proficiency in English. The following documents should be sent to and

1 - Curriculum;

2 - One letter of recommendation;

3 - A letter written by the candidate her/himself, describing in no more than one pagethe reasons that would endorse her/his acceptance, and how she/he intends to apply the discussed content in the Sixth Edition of Laporde. This letter should be written in English.

The documents outlined above should be sent by November 10th, 2015. Candidates willbe notified of the results by November 16th. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

ATTENTION: ex-participants (from Laporde, Caporde or Aporde) interested in inpresenting papers should send an email with the abstract of the paper (max. 5000characters) and the CV until November 10th, 2015. We are not requiring transcripts andletter of recommendation for them.

Organized by:

The Research Center of New Developmentalism at Sao Paulo School of Economics – Getulio Vargas Foundation

Coordinated by: Dr. Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira and Dr. Nelson Marconi Cambridge University


Gabriel Palma - University of Cambridge

Ha-Joon Chang - University of Cambridge

Jan Kregel - Senior Scholar, Levy Institute, and professor, Tallinn University of Technology

Jose Antonio Ocampo - Columbia University

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira - Emeritus Professor of FGV and former Minister of Finance

Nelson Barbosa - Minister of Planning, Budget and Management and Professor of FGV


Please note that the following is a provisional list and subject to minor changes. Eachsession includes a 30 minutes break.


Morning: (9:00hs – 13:00hs)

Introduction to the Workshop (Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira, São Paulo School of Economics, Ha-Joon Chang, University of Cambridge, Yoshiaki Nakano, São Paulo School of Economics, Nelson Marconi, São Paulo School of Economics)

1. State, market, and institutions in economics (Ha-Joon Chang, University of Cambridge)

Afternoon: (14:30hs – 18:30hs)

2. Latin America´s recent macroeconomic turmoil (Jose Antonio Ocampo, Columbia University)

Special session 1

(18:45 hs – 20h15 hs)

Growth strategies for Latin America (Nelson Barbosa, Minister of Planning and São Paulo School of Economics, Brasil)


Morning: (9:00hs – 13:00hs)

3. The East Asian development experience and its lessons (Ha-Joon Chang, University of Cambridge)

Afternoon: (14:30hs – 18:30hs)

4. Macroeconomic adjustment: fiscal austerity and monetary and exchange rate policies (Jose Antonio Ocampo, Columbia University)

Special session 2

(18:45 hs – 20h15 hs)

Presentation of 4 papers written by ex-Lapordians, Apordians or Capordians (Bruno Thiago Tomio, Rodrigo Leal, André Roncaglia, Paulo Gala)


Morning: (9:00hs – 13:00hs)

5. Developmental Macroeconomics I (Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira, São Paulo School of Economics)

Afternoon: (14:30hs – 18:30hs)

6. Growth and Distribution (Gabriel Palma, Cambridge University)

Special session 3

(18:45 hs – 20h15 hs)

Presentation of 4 papers written by ex-Lapordians, Apordians or Capordians (Tulio Sene, Vinicius Borba da Costa, Eliane Araújo e Cristina Reis, Nelson Marconi)


Morning: (9:00hs – 13:00hs)

7. External Development Financing (Jan Kregel, Levy Institute and Tallinn University of Technology)

Afternoon: (14:30hs – 18:30hs)

8. Developmental Macroeconomics II (Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira, São Paulo School of Economics)

Special session 4

 (18:30 hs – 19:00 hs)

Presentation of INET for participants (Jay Pocklington and Marcos Reis)

(19:00 hs – 20:15 hs)

Presentation of 2 papers written by ex-Lapordians, Apordians or Capordians (Igor Rocha e Guilherme Magacho)


Morning: (9:00hs – 13:00hs)

9. International Financial System Reform and Developing countries (Jan Kregel, Levy Institute and Tallinn University of Technology)

Afternoon: (14:30hs – 18:30hs)

10. Prospects for Latin America (Gabriel Palma, University of Cambridge)

Evening final session: (18:30hs –19:00hs)

Concluding workshop (Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira, Yoshiaki Nakano and Nelson Marconi, São Paulo School of Economics)

Ha-Joon First Lecture VI Laporde - M&S - slides.pdf1.42 MB
Ha Joon Chang - second lecture VI Laporde - EA - slides.pdf1.1 MB
Ha-Joon Chang - First Lecture VI Laporde MSD readings list.pdf238.3 KB
Ha-Joon Chang - second lecture VI Laporde - EADE-readings- VI LAPORDE.pdf130.37 KB
Paper for the Special Session - Guilherme Magacho - Structural-Change-and-Growth.pdf632.11 KB
Paper for the Special Session - Eliane Araújo e Cristina Reis - Public investment boosted private investment in Brazil between 1982 and 2013.pdf394.3 KB
Paper for the Special Session - Bruno SENE - The paradox of multilateral cooperation for science and technology.pdf341.24 KB
Professor Jose Antonio Ocampo - First Lecture - VI LAPORDE 2016.pdf6.53 MB
Gabriel Palma - Lecture for the VI Laporde - Cópia.pdf1.55 MB
Gabriel Palma - Lecture for the VI Laporde2.pdf947.12 KB
Paper for Special Session - Vinicius Borba - Costa e Araújo 2016 - LAPORDE PAPER.pdf586.07 KB
Paper for the Special Session - Rodrigo Mendes Leal - 2.pdf1.64 MB
Professor Jan Kregel - First Lecture Laporde 2016.pdf1.15 MB
Professor Jan Kregel - Second Lecture Laporde 2016.pdf785.68 KB
Kregel.pdf464.8 KB
Kregel 2.pdf5.97 MB
Kregel 3.pdf1.16 MB
Kregel 4.pdf1.07 MB
Kregel 5.pdf202.84 KB
Kregel 6.pdf1.77 MB
Kregel 7.pdf1.33 MB