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LACIS Scholar Published!

by Bette Benson (LACIS Social Media/Outreach Intern, BA, Pol Sci, Intl Stud & LACIS ’15)

Ian Carrillo

Ian Carrillo (PhD Candidate in Sociology and Community and Environmental Sociology), who was featured on our blog in July for receiving the prestigious fellowship award from the Fulbright US Student Program, has been recently published by the Journal of Latin American Perspectives. His article, “The New Developmentalism and the Challenges to Long-Term Stability in Brazil” delves into the “new developmentalism” that has emerged in Brazil in the past decade. This new developmentalism has three key factors: “promoting inclusive growth in the home economy, engaging the international economy to underpin national development and to sustain long-term growth, and pursuing internal and external objectives through the collaboration of a strong state and a strong market.”  Ian concludes that, “In spite of several major accomplishments, this approach has disproportionately used industrial policy tools to privilege firms in traditional sectors and foster increased reliance on commodities… This makes it unlikely that deep productive transformation… will materialize.”

To read the full article, visit, or find it in the September 2014 issue of Latin American Perspectives.

Congratulations on your publication, Ian!