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A Hipótese de Kuznets para os Municípios Brasileiros: Testes para as Formas Funcionais e Estimações Não-Paramétricas


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  • Erik Alencar de Figueiredo

    (Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB) e Pesquisador do CNPq)

  • Julio César Araújo da Silva Junior

    (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Bolsista CNPq)


The main aim of this paper was to analyse the existence of Kuznets hypothesis for the Brazilian Municipalities from 1991 to 2000. The empirical strategy was based on three steps. The first one consists in testing the quantile specification proposed by Racine (2006). The second was to use the non-parametrical estimation B-splines according to Koenker et alii (1994). Finally, the third step was to test Fan et alii (2001) Likelihood ratio. The results show that the quantile linear specification is inconsistent. The non parametrical estimation confirms the Kuznets hypothesis. The Likelihood ratio proves the goodness to fit of the non parametrical estimations comparing to the linear ones.

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Article provided by ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pósgraduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics] in its journal Economia.

Volume (Year): 12 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 149_165

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Keywords: Hipótese de Kuznets; Municípios Brasileiros; Testes para Especificação; B-Splines; Razão de Verossimilhança;

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