The Regional Economic Structure of Brazil in 1959: An Overview Based on an Inter-State Input-Output System

20th International Input Output Conference, Bratislava, Eslováquia, 24/06/2012 a 29/06/2012.

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Gustavo Barros

Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora - Economics

Joaquim Guilhoto

University of Sao Paulo

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Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This paper aims to describe the regional configuration of Brazil’s productive structure in 1959, a crucial moment in the Brazilian industrialization process, through the estimation of an interstate input-output matrix. The estimated matrix is the oldest of its kind for Brazil and is made available to other researchers. Hence, it can be an important tool for the study of the regional productive structure at a historical moment in which the regional question appeared as a central national issue. In this paper we describe estimation procedures and data sources, and present some general characterization of the regional structure of the economy in 1959 through selected structural indicators.

Keywords: regional productive structure, Brazil, input-output analysis, import substitution industrialization, economic development

JEL Classification: N66, N76, O18, O54, D57

Suggested Citation

Barros, Gustavo and Guilhoto, Joaquim José Martins, The Regional Economic Structure of Brazil in 1959: An Overview Based on an Inter-State Input-Output System (2012). 20th International Input Output Conference, Bratislava, Eslováquia, 24/06/2012 a 29/06/2012. . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2402280 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2402280

Gustavo Barros

Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora - Economics ( email )

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