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Geography of services and territory regulation: the maritime insurance activity in Brazil and its insertion in the international flows of goods

Grant number: 17/24352-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2018
Effective date (End): July 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography
Principal Investigator:María Mónica Arroyo
Grantee:Rita de Cássia Barros
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):18/24458-0 - The geography of insurance services: Zurich as a global financial centre, BE.EP.IC


This project proposes to analyze the segments of national insurance and reinsurance activity, which are directly connected to the circulation of goods by maritime transportation on an international scale. We herein formulate the hypothesis that such segments can be understood as belonging to an urban network of quaternary services (or higher tertiary services of the economy) that orbit the productive spacial circuits and guarantee their uninterrupted operation on a local, regional and global scale, thereby associating to the regulation of the territory. The analysis will comprise its spacial periodization and its behavior in conjuncture and sectorial indicators, both national and international, which - associated to the probable patterns of location, distribution and spatial concentration of the suppliers of these services - may confirm or not the formulated hypothesis. (AU)