Economic Landscapes, What are They? An Application to the Brazilian Economy and to the Sugar Cane Complex

Mimeo. Rio de Janeiro: Fundação Getúlio Vargas, 2002

28 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2014

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Joaquim Guilhoto

University of Sao Paulo

Marta Marjotta-Maistro

University of Sao Paulo (USP) - Graduate School of Agriculture (ESALQ)

Geoffrey J.D. Hewings

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

In assessing the economic impact of a sector or group of sectors on a single or multiregional economy, input-output analysis has proven to be a popular method. However, there has a problem in displaying all the information that can be obtained from this analytical approach. In this paper, we have tried to set new directions in the use of input-output analysis by presenting an improved way of looking at the economic landscapes. While this is not a new concept, a new meaning is explored in this paper; essentially, it will now be possible to visualize, in a simple picture, all the relations in the economy as well as being able to view how one sector is related to the other sectors/regions in the economy. These relations can be measured in terms of structural changes, production, value added, employment, imports, etc. While all the possibilities cannot be explored in this paper, the basic idea is given here and the smart reader can uncover all the various possibilities. To illustrate the power of analysis provided by the economic landscapes, an application is made to the sugar cane complex using an interregional input-output system for the Brazilian economy, constructed for 2 regions (Northeast and Rest of Brazil), for the years of 1985, 1992, and 1995.

Keywords: Input-out, sugar cane, Brazilian economy

JEL Classification: C67, R15

Suggested Citation

Guilhoto, Joaquim José Martins and Marjotta-Maistro, Marta and Hewings, Geoffrey J.D., Economic Landscapes, What are They? An Application to the Brazilian Economy and to the Sugar Cane Complex (2002). Mimeo. Rio de Janeiro: Fundação Getúlio Vargas, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2414034 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2414034

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