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The regional economic structure of Brazil in 1959: an overview based on an inter-State input-output system


  • Barros, Gustavo
  • Guilhoto, Joaquim José Martins


This paper aims at describing the regional configuration of 1959 Brazil’s productive structure through the estimation of an Inter-State Input-Output system. The estimated matrix is the oldest of this kind for Brazil. It can, hence, be an important tool for the study of the regional productive structure at an historical moment in which the regional question appeared as a central national issue. In this paper we describe estimation procedures and sources of data, and present some general characterization of the regional structure of the economy in 1959 through selected structural indicators.

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  • Barros, Gustavo & Guilhoto, Joaquim José Martins, 2011. "The regional economic structure of Brazil in 1959: an overview based on an inter-State input-output system," MPRA Paper 32268, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:32268

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    1. Guilhoto, J. J. M. & Sonis, M. & Hewings, G. J. D., 2005. "Linkages and Multipliers in a Multiregional Framework: Integration of Alternative Approaches," MPRA Paper 38213, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Regional Economic Structure; Brazil; Input-Output; Economic Development; Industrialization;

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

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