Combining Geoprocessing and Interregional Input-Output Systems: An Application to the State of São Paulo in Brazil

45 Pages Posted: 5 May 2011

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Silvio Massaru Ichihara

University of São Paulo (USP)

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: November 18, 2009

Abstract

This work develops a method for the construction of input-output systems capable of estimating the flows of goods and services among cities, having in view that the creation of accurate strategies depends on the regional peculiarities incorporated in the scope of the economic planning researches. The study innovates by combining geoprocessing with input-output theory elements, facilitating the interpretation of the information available on the extensive data set of interregional input-output systems. The analytical potential is showed through a panoramic evaluation of the São Paulo State supply and demand relations, and by the application of the estimated input-output system to a study of the regional impacts of the "Bolsa Familia" Program, an income transfer program from the Federal government. The results show that this program must be understood not only as a form of income transference, but also as a catalytic agent for decreasing the regional inequality inside the state.

Keywords: Input-Output, Geoprocessing, Regional Development, Brazil, São Paulo State

Suggested Citation

Ichihara, Silvio Massaru and Guilhoto, Joaquim José Martins and Imori, Denise, Combining Geoprocessing and Interregional Input-Output Systems: An Application to the State of São Paulo in Brazil (November 18, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1830434 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1830434

Silvio Massaru Ichihara

University of São Paulo (USP) ( email )

Rua Luciano Gualberto, 315
São Paulo, São Paulo 14800-901
Brazil

Joaquim José Martins Guilhoto (Contact Author)

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

Paris
France

University of Sao Paulo ( email )

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Sao Paulo, 05508-010
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Denise Imori

University of São Paulo (USP) ( email )

Rua Luciano Gualberto, 315
São Paulo, São Paulo 14800-901
Brazil

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