Neighborhood Effect on Agricultural Activity: A Measure of the Productivity and Occupation of the Amazon
Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) - Department of Macroeconomics
Ajax R. Moreira
Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) - Directory of Macroeconomic Policy & Studies (DIMAC)
IPEA Discussion Paper No. 907
The neighborhood effect was used to analyze two problems of farm activity in Brazil. The first estimate a measure of total factor productivity for 550 homogeneous microregion, that is defined as a latent variable with the spatial trend propriety. The second analyze the occupation process in the Legal Amazon countries, with a model that uses the temporal and spatial iterations to represent the occupation process.
Note: The downloadable paper is written in Portuguese.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 38
Keywords: Spatial econometrics, Bayesian statistics, neighborhood effect on agricultural activity, dynamic models, Amazon occupation
JEL Classification: C21working papers series
Date posted: November 5, 2002
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