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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


  • Eduardo Simões de Almeida


  • Maria Isabel da Silva A. Alvim


  • Pedro Guilherme Costa Ferreira


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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