Environmental and Regional Impacts in Growth Scenarios for the Brazilian Economy

IPEA Working Paper No. 892

23 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2003

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Ronaldo Seroa da Motta

Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)

Joaquim Guilhoto

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

Ricardo L. Lopes

State University of Maringá

Abstract

This study simulates environmental effects with the inter-regional general equilibrium model Mibra assuming economic growth rates in a pessimist scenario of 2.3% a.a. and an optimist scenario of 4.4% a.a., both for the period 2002-2012. Using pollution intensity coefficients associated to production activities, environmental effects were estimated for the whole country as well as for the regions North, Central, Northeast, Southeast and South. Results indicate that reducing concentration growth in the axes Southeast-South may improve environmental efficiency of the whole economy with lower ratios of industrial pollution and water and energy use levels per unit of output produced.

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Keywords: Growth, Regional Impacts, Environment

JEL Classification: R15

Suggested Citation

Seroa da Motta, Ronaldo and Guilhoto, Joaquim José Martins and Guilhoto, Joaquim José Martins and Lopes, Ricardo Luis, Environmental and Regional Impacts in Growth Scenarios for the Brazilian Economy. IPEA Working Paper No. 892, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=372760 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.372760

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