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Produtividade do setor agrícola brasileiro (1991-2003): uma análise espacial [Brazilian agricultural productivity (1991-2003): a spatial analysis]

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  • Fernando Salgueiro Perobelli

    (UFJF)

  • Eduardo Simões de Almeida

    (UFJF)

  • Maria Isabel da Silva A. Alvim

    (UFJF)

  • Pedro Guilherme Costa Ferreira

    (UFJF)

Abstract

Agricultural productivity is characterized by location patterns, represented by the so-called spatial effects, namely, spatial heterogeneity and spatial dependence. This paper analyzes the spatial effects which exert influence on agricultural land productivity at three points in time – 1991, 1997 and 2003 – at the microregional level, using exploratory spatial data analysis (ESDA). The main finding shows that agricultural productivity is increasingly self-correlated in space, over time. Two high-high (HH) clusters are identified consistently: one of them is located in the State of São Paulo and parts of the Center-West region, while the other cluster (HH) lies in the Northeastern Coast.

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Article provided by Economics Department, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil) in its journal Nova Economia.

Volume (Year): 17 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (January-April)
Pages: 65-91

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Handle: RePEc:nov:artigo:v:17:y:2007:i:1:p:65-91

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Keywords: exploratory spatial data analysis; spatial heterogeneity; spatial dependence; Brazil;

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Cited by:
  1. Imori, Denise & Guilhoto, Joaquim José Martins & Postali, Fernando Antonio Slaibe, 2012. "Production efficiency of family farms and business farms in the Brazilian regions," MPRA Paper 46995, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Imori, Denise & Guilhoto, Joaquim José Martins & Postali, Fernando Antonio Slaibe, 2012. "Eficiência técnica das agropecuárias familiar e patronal – diferenças regionais no Brasil
    [Technical efficiency of agricultural households and business - regional differences in Brazil]
    ," MPRA Paper 46954, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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