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Suape: novo polo de crescimento?


  • Rodrigo Simões


  • Luiz Carlos Ribeiro


  • Thiago Lopes


  • Thiago Moreira



The aim of this paper is to analyze the Suape's region, from Hirschman's ideas on regional development strategies and Perroux´s approach of growth poles, seeking to understand the role of this region as an inducer of regional development. In addition, there will be a case study about the potential economic impacts of the construction phase of the Abreu e Lima Oil Refinery (RNEST), considered here as the motive industry´s core. In this regard, we used the Interregional Input-Output Matrix of Northeast and States (GUILHOTO et al., 2010), base year 2004. The main results showed that the Suape´s region presents evidence for the formation of a possible growth pole. The RNEST´s construction phase could increase by 1.14% the total production of Pernambuco, 32.8% of total state employment, considering the entire construction period (2007-2014), and can generate up to R$ 4 billion of additional income in the state economy. On the other hand, the spillover effects of these investments were higher for the rest of Brazil than for the rest of Northeast, which represents an incipient economic integration with a view to regional development.

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  • Rodrigo Simões & Luiz Carlos Ribeiro & Thiago Lopes & Thiago Moreira, 2013. "Suape: novo polo de crescimento?," Textos para Discussão Cedeplar-UFMG 478, Cedeplar, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdp:texdis:td478

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    1. Luiz Carlos De Santana Ribeiro & Edson Paulo Domingues & Fernando Salgueiro Perobelli & Geoffrey John Dennis Hewings, 2018. "Structuring investment and regional inequalities in the Brazilian Northeast," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 52(5), pages 727-739, May.
    2. Luiz Carlos De Santana Ribeiro & Emerson Olivier Vieira Da Silva & José Roberto De Lima Andrade & Kênia Barreiro De Souza, 2017. "Tourism and regional development in the Brazilian Northeast," Tourism Economics, , vol. 23(3), pages 717-727, May.

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    Suape; sectoral linkages; growth poles; RNEST; Pernambuco.;

    JEL classification:

    • R15 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Econometric and Input-Output Models; Other Methods
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy


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