Seminars & Events

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch)

Federalism and institutional change in Brazil, 1891-2016

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch) is a lunchtime workshop open to public, including IDE staffs, visiting research fellows, IDEAS students, outside researchers and graduate students. This workshop provides a platform for presentation of any work in progress where we can discuss in either English or Japanese.

Those who would attend a seminar are asked to announce yourself to receptionists on your arrival at the IDE and to obtain APL Organizers' signature on your admission card after the seminar.


January 12, 2017. (Thursday) 13:00-14:30


Federalism and institutional change in Brazil, 1891-2016


The lecture will explore the changes in Brazil's federalism since the constitution of 1891. In particular, it will consider how federalism has affected the party system over time and executive-legislative relations in particular. Emphasis will be given to the dramatic changes in fiscal federalism and in social policy in the post 1990 period. Specifically to the developments leading to the introduction of the fiscal responsibility law in 2000 and the centralization in social policy making arena. Parallels will be drawn from a comparison of fiscal crisis of the states in the 1990s and the current crisis affecting the Temer government.
Improvements in the overall quality of institutions at the subnational level will also be addressed.


Dr. Marcus André Melo (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco)



Institute of Developing Economies, APL Organizers
IMAI Kohei  E-mail:kohei_imaiE-mail
TSUBURA Machiko E-mail:Machiko_TsuburaE-mail
ASUYAMA Yoko E-mail:yoko_asuyamaE-mail