Spatial Interactions between Energy and Energy-Intensive Sectors in the Brazilian Economy: A Field of Influence Approach

Amann, E., W. Baer, D. Coes (eds) (2011). Energy, Bio Fuels and Development: Comparing Brazil and the United States. Routledge Studies in Development Economics. p. 352, pp. 122-136

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Gervásio Ferreira Santos

Independent

Eduardo A. Haddad

University of Sao Paulo (USP) - Department of Economics; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Regional Economics, Application Labratory, REAL

Joaquim Guilhoto

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI); University of Sao Paulo

Denise Imori

University of São Paulo (USP)

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to evaluate the spatial interactions among energy-intensive sectors and the Brazilian regional economies. Energy-intensive sectors play an important role in the economy due the strong links with the other economic sectors. For this reason, the knowledge about spatial interactions between these sectors and regional economies allows a more accurate evaluation of the regional impacts of disturbances from energy markets or energy policy. To evaluate these interactions were considered the spatial heterogeneity of both economic activity and the Electricity-intensity of economic sectors. Based on the field of influence method, electricity-intensity coefficients were used to extract the analytically important sectoral and spatial energy links in the Brazilian economy. The results showed that, despite of the fact that the energy-intensive sectors in Brazil are spatially concentrated in the Center-South o Brazil, the most important spatial energy links are not located in this region.

Keywords: Energy-intensive sectors; energy field of influence; spatial energy links

JEL Classification: Q4, N76

Suggested Citation

Santos, Gervásio Ferreira and Haddad, Eduardo A. and Guilhoto, Joaquim José Martins and Imori, Denise, Spatial Interactions between Energy and Energy-Intensive Sectors in the Brazilian Economy: A Field of Influence Approach (2010). Amann, E., W. Baer, D. Coes (eds) (2011). Energy, Bio Fuels and Development: Comparing Brazil and the United States. Routledge Studies in Development Economics. p. 352, pp. 122-136 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2402888

Eduardo A. Haddad

University of Sao Paulo (USP) - Department of Economics ( email )

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Regional Economics, Application Labratory, REAL ( email )

United States

Joaquim José Martins Guilhoto (Contact Author)

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI) ( email )

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University of Sao Paulo ( email )

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Denise Imori

University of São Paulo (USP) ( email )

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São Paulo, São Paulo 14800-901
Brazil

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