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Combining geoprocessing and interregional input-output systems: An application to the State of São Paulo in Brazil


  • Ichihara, Silvio Massaru
  • Guilhoto, Joaquim José Martins
  • Imori, Denise


This work develops a method for the construction of input-output systems capable of estimating the flows of goods and services among cities, having in view that the creation of accurate strategies depends on the regional peculiarities incorporated in the scope of the economic planning researches. The study innovates by combining geoprocessing with inputoutput theory elements, facilitating the interpretation of the information available on the extensive data set of interregional input-output systems. The analytical potential is showed through a panoramic evaluation of the São Paulo State supply and demand relations, and by the application of the estimated input-output system to a study of the regional impacts of the “Bolsa Familia” Program, an income transfer program from the Federal government. The results show that this program must be understood not only as a form of income transference, but also as a catalytic agent for decreasing the regional inequality inside the state.

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  • Ichihara, Silvio Massaru & Guilhoto, Joaquim José Martins & Imori, Denise, 2009. "Combining geoprocessing and interregional input-output systems: An application to the State of São Paulo in Brazil," MPRA Paper 30696, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:30696

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    Input-Output; Geoprocessing; Regional Development; Brazil; São Paulo State;

    JEL classification:

    • R15 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Econometric and Input-Output Models; Other Methods


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