Celso Furtado (Brazil, 1920-2004)
A reference in the field of development economics, Celso Furtado believed industrialization and economic diversification were key to the transformation of Latin American economies.
Celso Furtado served in the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America (1949-1957), before assuming leadership positions within Brazil. His ideas informed the economic modernization program of President Juscelino Kubitschek (1956-1960). From 1959 to 1964, Furtado led the Development Superintendency of the Northeast (SUDENE), a new agency for implementing comprehensive social and economic reforms in the vast impoverished region. Forced into exile by the military regime (1964-1985), he turned to academia, holding appointments at prestigious institutions in Europe and the United States. In 1985, Furtado returned to public service in Brazil, first as ambassador to the European Union, and later as Minister of Culture (1986-1988). Elected to the Brazilian Academy of Letters, Celso Furtado was a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Economics.
FOUNDATION AND INSTITUTIONAL WEBSITES
SELECTED WORKS BY CELSO FURTADO AT IU BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES
Works by Celso Furtado
Works by Celso Furtado in English
Furtado, Celso. Economic Development of Latin America: Historical Background and Contemporary Problems. Translated by Suzette Macedo. 2d ed. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1976 [reprinted 1981].
Criticism of Celso Furtado's work
ORIGINAL WORKS AND CRITICISM IN OPEN ACCESS
ONLINE AUDIO AND VISUAL RECORDINGS
Coffee: A Sackful of Power / directed by Alexander Valenti (1999). [Celso Furtado and Nobel Peace Prize winner Oscar Arias analyze the market forces that affect coffee prices]. Resource available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus).
Depoimento de Celso Furtado aos estudantes de economia (1997). [Message to students who participated in the XXIV Meeting of Economics Students, held at Unicamp's Institute of Economics, July 1997].
ONLINE EXIBITIONS AND TRIBUTES
Celso Furtado: Pensamento, ação, legado (2014) [A six-program series honoring Celso Furtado hosted by the School of Law at the University of São Paulo.]