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Distribuição espacial da atividade bancária no Brasil: dimensões e indicadores [Spatial distribution of banking activity in Brazil - dimensions and indicators]


  • Michel Alexandre

    () (Banco Central do Brasil)

  • Gilberto Tadeu Lima

    () (USP)

  • Otaviano Canuto

    () (World Bank)


This paper focuses on the geographic distribution of banking activity in Brazil, with the objective of building several quantitative indicators of said spatial distribution. In addition, it puts forward some conjectures regarding the nature and intensity of the changes in the geographic distribution of the banking activity in Brazil.

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  • Michel Alexandre & Gilberto Tadeu Lima & Otaviano Canuto, 2005. "Distribuição espacial da atividade bancária no Brasil: dimensões e indicadores [Spatial distribution of banking activity in Brazil - dimensions and indicators]," Nova Economia, Economics Department, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil), vol. 15(1), pages 11-33, January-A.
  • Handle: RePEc:nov:artigo:v:15:y:2005:i:1:p:11-33

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    banking activity; locational decisions; economic geography;

    JEL classification:

    • G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General
    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General


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