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Alfredo Saad-Filho

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AffiliationsKing's College London
Citations 6,477
InterestsEconomic Development
Industrial Policy
Development Theory
Books The value of Marx
Marxs Capital
Edited worksAnti‑Capitalism: A Marxist Introduction
Neoliberalism: A Critical Reader
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Alfredo Saad-Filho Life story

Alfredo Saad-Filho is a Brazilian Marxian economist.

Alfredo Saad-Filho is a Brazilian Marxian economist.

Education and career

Alfredo Saad-Filho has degrees in Economics from the University of Brasília (Brazil) and the University of London (SOAS). He is currently Professor of Political Economy and International Development at King's College London, and Head of Department of International Development. He was Professor of Political Economy at SOAS University of London between 2000 and 2019, Head of the SOAS Doctoral School (2018–19) and Chair of the SOAS Department of Development Studies (2006–10). Saad-Filho was Senior Economic Affairs Officer at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), in Geneva, in 2011-2012, and he has taught in universities and research institutions in Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mozambique, Switzerland and the UK. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Medal of the Federal University of Goiás, Brazil, in 2014, and the SOAS Director’s Teaching Prize, in 2016. His research interests include the political economy of development, industrial policy, neoliberalism, democracy, alternative economic policies, Latin American political and economic development, inflation and stabilisation, and the labour theory of value and its applications. Alfredo Saad Filho is a Commonwealth Scholarship Commissioner.Saad-Filho is a member of the Deutscher Memorial Prize Committee, an associate editor of the Socialist Register, and a member of the editorial board of the Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, and the South Korean journal Marxism 21. He is also a participating editor of Latin American Perspectives, a member of the advisory board of Historical Materialism, and a member of the international editorial board of Studies in Political Economy, among many other journals.


Growth and Change in Neoliberal Capitalism: Essays on the Political Economy of Late Development, Leiden: Brill, 2020.

Value and Crisis: Essays on Labour, Money and Contemporary Capitalism, Leiden: Brill, 2019.

Brazil: Neoliberalism versus Democracy, London: Pluto Press, 2018 (with L. Morais).

Economic Transitions to Neoliberalism in Middle-Income Countries: Policy Dilemmas, Economic Crises, Forms of Resistance, London: Routledge, 2009 (editor, with G. Yalman).

Political Economy of Brazil: Recent Economic Performance. London: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007 (editor, with P. Arestis).

Neoliberalism: A Critical Reader, London: Pluto Press, 2005 (editor, with D. Johnston).

The Elgar Companion to Marxist Economics. Aldershot: Edward Elgar (editor, with Ben Fine).

Marx’s Capital, London: Pluto Press, 2004, 2010 (with Ben Fine).

Anti-Capitalism: A Marxist Introduction, London: Pluto Press, 2003 (editor).

The Value of Marx: Political Economy for Contemporary Capitalism, London: Routledge, 2002.


External links

Alfredo Saad Filho page at SOAS.

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