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Socio-economic development, transportation infrastructure and innovation: a spatial econometric study of the spillover effects in the Brazilian states

Grant number: 10/18837-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2011
Effective date (End): January 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Production Engineering - Economic Engineering
Principal researcher:Daisy Aparecida Do Nascimento Rebelatto
Grantee:Herick Fernando Moralles
Home Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


Over the past decades, an increasing number of researchers have argued that simple indices such as GDP growth and exports are insufficient to describe the welfare of a country. However, in spite of recent studies add variables such as income inequality, infrastructure and technological innovation to the analysis, most authors fail to consider spatial aspects, as is the neighborhood effects for government strategies on infrastructure and socio-economic development. Accordingly, the present work aims to examine the relationship between economic growth, capital investment in public transport infrastructure, spending on technological innovation, and socio-economic development in the Brazilian federal states and their spillover effects, using spatial econometrics techniques. This tool will allow the calculation of spillover effects, as well as contributing to the recent discussion on socio-economic development and their spatial relations in a Brazilian context, allowing also a higher quality in the planning of public investments in infrastructure (capital investment) and technological innovation.

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MORALLES, HERICK FERNANDO; COSTA SILVEIRA, NAIJELA JANAINA; DO NASCIMENTO REBELATTO, DAISY APARECIDA. Spatial spillovers of innovation and transport in Brazil. AREA DEVELOPMENT AND POLICY, v. 4, n. 4, p. 383-399, OCT 2 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
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MORALLES, Herick Fernando. Desenvolvimento sócio-econômico, infraestrutura de transportes e inovação: um estudo econométrico espacial dos efeitos de spillover nos estados brasileiros. 2012. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos São Carlos.

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