The internationalization of the economic science in Brazil

Vol. 14 No. 3 (1994)

Jul-Sep / 1994
Published July 1, 1994
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How to Cite

Loureiro, Maria Rita, and Gilberto Tadeu Lima. 1994. “The Internationalization of the Economic Science in Brazil”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 14 (3):366-86.

The internationalization of the economic science in Brazil

Maria Rita Loureiro
Da Fundação Getúlio Vargas e da Faculdade de Economia e Administração da Universidade de São Paulo.
Gilberto Tadeu Lima
Da Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Atualmente em curso de doutoramento na Universidade de Notre Dame, Estados Unidos.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 14 No. 3 (1994), Jul-Sep / 1994, Pages 366-386


This article analyzes the influence exercised by the so-called “American model”
on the setting up of the institutional framework which allowed the consolidation of scientific
competence in Economics in Brazil. It shows the principal mechanisms through which
the patterns established in the developed countries, in the USA in particular, were incorporated
into the studies of Economics in Brazil; and also, the resistance met by the process of
internationalization or Americanization in some areas of the university environment in the
country. The data and tables organized offer a quantitative dimension of this process.

JEL Classification: A20; A11.

Keywords: Teaching of economics