CNPq level 1A Research Productivity Grant awarded to Gilberto Tadeu Lima. The project continues a research agenda that has been developed in recent years in the field of macrodynamics. Its general and specific objectives are (i) Macrodynamics of the use and expansion of the installed productive capacity, income distribution, and economic growth; (ii) Macrodynamics with agent-based modeling (ABM); and (iii) Macrodynamics of economic stabilization with inflation and output targets. It consists of a broad effort to model specific issues in the area of macrodynamics that starts from the epistemological assumption that macroeconomic theory needs stylized models at least as much as it needs stylized facts. Through the elaboration of models based on empirical and theoretically plausible hypotheses, such modeling allows selection, isolation, and analysis of various mechanisms underlying the nexuses and interactions between economic variables of interest.