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Lemann Lectures Series: Regional disparities in Brazil: evolution, consequences, and policy alternatives

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, CLACS
Location
101 International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign
Date
Oct 16, 2012   2:00 pm  
Speaker
Carlos Azzoni. Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Administration and Accounting. University of Sao Paulo. Lemann Distinguished Visitor Fall12
Originating Calendar
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

The presentation deals with the general trends of economic concentration and inequality across Brazilian regions. General indicators are presented revealing the high degree of economic disparities in the country and its persistency. Regional concentration and its evolution is measured by the economic center of gravity, defined as the GDP-weighted latitude and longitude in each year for its regions. The evolution of productivity in agriculture, manufacturing and tertiary activities reveals that the traditional areas still keep their competitive position even after many changes in the country's economy.

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