Dr Laura Carvalho

Dr Laura Carvalho

What was the nature of their innovation and how did it contribute to humankind? Dr Carvalho is a leading macroeconomist in Brazil. The nature of her innovation goes around ideas and policies about how a developing country such as Brazil can step out of the crisis and resume economic growth. She pushes for public investment, which has a higher multiplier, together with a tax increase on those who were not hit by the crisis in Brazil, i.e., wealthy people who do not usually pay higher tax rates. Then, in a second moment, a tax increase on consumption and production is desired. In a nutshell, her proposal is an [public] investment policy together with the end of tax exemptions and implementation of a tax on dividends – which does not exist in Brazil –, and other forms of tax on the rich, and a progressive reduction of tax on consumption. It is important to note that Carvalho’s [public] investment policy does not focus on (or favour) specific industrial sectors but on helping offset the insufficiencies in what people need. The productive sector would then develop from these investments. Laura Carvalho’s innovation is also seen in how she has contributed to developing the neo-Kaleckian macroeconomic model. Through this model, she has been leading theoretical and empirical investigations on how changes in the size distribution of income can affect aggregate demand and the demand regime of an economy.


Laura is an economist for the people, not for the market. Her work is accessible and extremely inteligent and sensitive to Brazil's inequalities. "Valsa Brasileira" helped me understand the possibilities we have and had to grow and how politicians have implemented actions against their people. Her weekly articles are also very interesting and helpful as they show not only the necessary criticism to the economic decisions of our government, but also propose solutions!

Focusing on the relationship between economic growth and income distribution in Brazil.

Sigo a Prof.Laura no twitter e estes dias descobri que sua primeira formação é jornalismo e com esta formação ela busca tornar o economês acessível para a população. Esta atitude é louvável!

Dr Laura Carvalho wrote "A Valsa Brasileira", an excellent thesis about economic growth in Brazil over the past years and keeps a great newspaper column (FOLHA DE SÃO PAULO). She understands Economic Development beyond economic growth, what places her work in the best tradition of Brazilian economic thought.

Laura Carvalho is undoubtedly one of the great revelations in the political and economic scenario of Brazil in recent times. His book "Brazilian Waltz: From Boom to Economic Chaos" is a true historical document on the economy of the country in recent years.

She clear my mind about economy. 👍

Dr. Laura answers some important questions about our economy in an innovative and brilliant way, with an emphasis on economic growth through quality public investment where all social streams benefit, including a special attention to the economic resources that can be created in preservation of the environment. She wrote an excellent book, Valsa Brasileira where he expounded her study and ideas about the Brazilian economy from 2003 to 2018.


For being an important voice against the dismantling of the investment capability of the brazilian state. Also for being an advocate of the necessity for a social and economic development agenda for the country.

Amazing woman and economist!

With an easy language and trying to introduce new people in the debate, Laura is turning into one of the most importants minds in Brazil. Her thoughts are unorthodox and expand the discussion into an excluding and elitist field.

Laura Carvalho

Wrote a best-selling book in Brazil challenging the dominant view that the country’s current economic crisis was driven by an excess of State intervention, lauded by academic economists from all points of the spectrum. Published academic papers at the Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics and others.

É uma economista brilhante, fez uma leitura muito precisa de como chegamos na atual situação financeira no Brasil.

Brilliant woman and economist, wrote a very good, comprehensive and accessible best-selling book, always tries to make economics understandable for the regular joe and mary of Brazil.

Laura Carvalho translates the language of Economics to the ones who are not economists. In times of so much ado about economic theories and their consequences in everyday life, her work deserves to be read , known and discussed to help our society getting rid of the terrible economic policies adopted by Brazilian government since 2018.

Very clear when speaking about economics, which in itself is a tough subject for the uninitiated. Laura is concerned about the impact economic policy has on those most vulnerable, which is, for me, the ultimate goal for an economist.

Her defense of a just and social right economy is great!

The PhD Laura Carvalho writes brilliantly about complex subjects in understandable way.

In favor

She helps me to understand economics. And the most importan, economics exists to the people and society.

In favor, public investment is the way out of the crisis.

Brilliant person and brilliant economist. She speaks with great serenity, is very down-to-earth, and expresses her ideas with much inteligence and easiness. Even if she may be considered somewhat “pessimistic” in her rather realistic observations, I fell much hope and joy to see / hear & read her.

porque ela merece e isso é o bastante

The professor has a book which analyzes Brazilian economy in an very accessible way. My father and even grandmother read it and can now debate about important issues with scientific arguments.

Ele junta conhecimento e humanismo. No mundo de hoje, é coisa para se guardat.

In spite of being an oustpoken progressive economist, Laura Carvalho refuses to become hostage to the intense left-right polarization currently plaguing Brazil . She competently navigates the waters of both sides, spreading intensely needed economic rationality, as much as the dire scenario allows.

There is nothing here about which kind of tax will actually be an incentive towards greater equality of opportunity. This author should explain how the Georgist Theory for a single tax on land values, as claimed by so many experts in theoretical macro-economists and certain politicians, will bring about benefit to almost the whole population of any country, except for their greedy and monopolistic landlords, tax-men and bankers.

Brilliant economist in the study of economic growth, wrote an excellent book called “A valsa brasileira”.

analysis of the Brazilian economy based on facts and data. economy and politics in a lucid and coherent way.

Heterodoxy is the only way forward possible in the study of Economics in our day and age. Dr Carvalho is a leading figure in our academic landscape when it comes to thinking outside the box in the field of Macroeconomics.

She is an outstanding economist and I have been following her work since the release of her best-seller: "Valsa Brasileira". What I find most impressing about Dr. Carvalho's work is her ability to democratize the debate on macroeconomics in Brazil, taking new points to the general public (usually forgotten by specialised media), without putting aside the methodological and theoretical accuracy.

Wrote the better book about brazilian economic growth, crisis and a another way to this country development.

Fresh thinking with deep theory, aiming for the future.

Laura Carvalho has an outstanding ability of explaining advanced macroeconomics theories for anyone interested in learning, trough her book, columns, or classes.

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