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Inovação e biotecnologia: atributos urbanos e estrutura científica

Rodrigo Simões and Agda Martins
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Rodrigo Simões: Cedeplar-UFMG
Agda Martins: Biominas

No 477, Textos para Discussão Cedeplar-UFMG from Cedeplar, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Abstract: This article analyzes how investments in transportation infrastructure made by the PROACESSO program affected employment and wages of the municipalities of Minas Gerais, using data on employment and earnings from 2000 to 2010. For this, we use a differences-in-differences strategy that explores variations in the time that the municipalities received investments of the program. First, we discussed how investments in transportation infrastructure can have adverse effects on the peripheral regions. Next, we analyzed the program´s impact on local employment and wages. The results indicate that the greater accessibility favored industries that sell to other locations (industry) and buy inputs produced elsewhere (trade and industry) but hurt the service sector which suffers from increased competition of more diversified and competitive services produced in central locations.

Keywords: urban attributes; biotechnology; innovation; patent; Zero-Inflated Poisson Model; Brazilian cities. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O32 R00 O30 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2013-04
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