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Impacto De Alterações Nas Exportações Regionais De Açúcar E Álcool Sobre A Economia Do Brasil
[Impacts Of Changes In Regional Sugar And Ethanol Exports Upon Brazilian Overall Economy]

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  • Burnquist, H. L.
  • Costa, C. C.
  • Guilhoto, J. J. M.

Abstract

This paper estimates the impact of an increase in Brazilian sugar and ethanol demand for exports upon the countries� overall production and employment. The impacts were simulated considering each of the major cane producing areas of the country (Center-South and North-Northeast). An inter-regional input-output matrix for the Brazilian economy was used for that purpose. It was observed that a demand shock, resulting from an expansion of sugar exports presented an impact of greater magnitude upon the countries� production and employment when compared to the impact from an increase in ethanol. In addition, the results indicated that when the impact is generated at the North-Northeastern Brazil, production and employment is more affected than when it begins at the Center-South region of the country. The result of how the economic benefits are propagated, is important to identify policies and establish targets for regional production.

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  • Burnquist, H. L. & Costa, C. C. & Guilhoto, J. J. M., 2006. "Impacto De Alterações Nas Exportações Regionais De Açúcar E Álcool Sobre A Economia Do Brasil
    [Impacts Of Changes In Regional Sugar And Ethanol Exports Upon Brazilian Overall Economy]
    ," MPRA Paper 38005, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:38005
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    1. Larson, Donald F. & Borrell, Brent, 2001. "Sugar policy and reform," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2602, The World Bank.
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    Keywords

    export; sugar; ethanol; Brazil; input output matrix;

    JEL classification:

    • F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
    • C67 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Input-Output Models

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