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Agglomeration economies, related and unrelated variety in Brazil

Moraes, Jaqueline; Luna, Ivette;


This paper aims to analyze preliminary results that quantify and qualify specialization anddiversification for Brazilian states on the light of regional economics. Forthis purpose, it was used RAIS (Annual Relation of Social Information,developed by MTE – Ministry of Labor) and input-output tables. We used the Losindex as proxy for specialization and the related and unrelated variety for diversificationand found that among the states pointed by this index as more specialized wehave Amapá, São Paulo, Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul. On the other hand, the RVand UV indexes showed São Paulo, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sulas the ones with higher variety. As conclusion, we identify the necessity of areevaluation of those indexes at a micro region level, this, due to thecontinental dimension of the country as well as the high heterogeneity of theBrazilian states. Future research questions are then exposed.


Palavras-chave: Regional Economics; Specialization; Diversification; Brazil,

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DOI: 10.5151/enei2018-05

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Moraes, Jaqueline; Luna, Ivette; "Agglomeration economies, related and unrelated variety in Brazil", p. 80-95 . In: . São Paulo: Blucher, 2018.
ISSN 2357-7592, DOI 10.5151/enei2018-05

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