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State Intervention in the Chain of Production of Ethanol from Sugarcane in Brazil: Its Forms and Effects on the Development of the Sector Between the 1930s and 1980s

Márcia Azanha Ferraz Dias de Moraes () and David Zilberman ()
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Márcia Azanha Ferraz Dias de Moraes: University of São Paulo

Chapter 2 in Production of Ethanol from Sugarcane in Brazil, 2014, pp 7-43 from Springer

Abstract: Abstract To better understand the form and relevance of state intervention in the agribusiness of sugarcane production in Brazil, we sought to create a chronology of the major government policies adopted and of their effects on the industry. The sugarcane ethanol industry has seen alternating cycles of overproduction and oversupply. Therefore, intervention in the industry has been based primarily on maintaining the balance between production and consumption using two basic instruments: crop plans and policies designed to regulate prices and credit.

Keywords: Anhydrous Ethanol; Sugar Production; Fuel Ethanol; Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether; Sugar Mill (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-03140-8_2

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