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Petroleum royalties and regional development in Brazil: The economic growth of recipient towns

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In 1997, Brazil approved law ner 9478, establishing new rules for sharing petroleum royalties with Brazilian municipalities. The goal of this paper is to evaluate whether royalties distributed under the new law have contributed for the development of benefited municipalities. For that the difference-in-differences estimator (diff-in-diff) is used, which compares the evolution of the economic product into the municipality affected by the new law with the unaffected ones, by exploring the new legislation as an exogenous change. The data refer to the municipal gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate before and after the event. Results are surprising, showing that royalty receivers grew less than municipalities that did not receive such resources. The difference is small but statistically significant. In general, an increase of one real in royalties per capita reduces the growth rate of the municipal product in 0.002 percentile points.

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  • Postali, Fernando Antonio Slaibe, 2009. "Petroleum royalties and regional development in Brazil: The economic growth of recipient towns," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 34(4), pages 205-213, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jrpoli:v:34:y:2009:i:4:p:205-213
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