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Wednesday, 09 December 2020 07:20

Upcoming REAL/PUCRS Seminar - Friday, December 11 (10:00 am, US Central Time)

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REAL focuses on the development and application of systemic economic models at the urban and regional levels. Since 2015, REAL has hosted more than 110 graduate students and visiting scholars from China, Brazil, Colombia, USA, Chile, and Spain among other countries.

Bart Los
Professor, University of Groningen, Netherlands. 
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Aline Magalhães
Professor, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. 
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10:00 - 11:00 am
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Bart Los 
Professor, University of Groningen, Netherlands
"UK Regions in Global Value Chains"

The nature of international trade has changed in the first decade of the 21st century. Many production processes have become organized in internationally dispersed supplier networks, so-called global value chains (GVCs). This tendency has implications for the competitiveness of countries and regions. This report uses the regionalized world input-output tables from the EUREGIO-database, for 2000 and 2010. These give quantitative descriptions of the world production structure, and the linkages between regions and countries regarding the sourcing of raw materials, parts, components and (business) services. Linking regional data on employment by industry to these tables allows us to quantify differences in the extent to which UK regions are contributing to GVCs. It also presents indications of changes in regional competitiveness and numerical evidence on regional Brexit risks for regional employment.

Aline Magalhães
Professor, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
"Regional impacts of climate change on family farming and large-scale agricultural productivity in Brazil"

The paper analyzes the regional impacts of climate change on the agricultural productivity of family farming and large-scale agriculture in Brazil between 2021 and 2050, using the RCP 4.5 and RCP 8.5 scenarios. The methodology adopted consists of a cross-sectional estimation of a production function in which agricultural productivity is determined by climatic, geographic, and productive factors. The study contributes to the literature by disaggregating agricultural production into family farming and large-scale agriculture, indicating the magnitude and direction of impacts by crops and regions in Brazil, a country with a great territorial dimension and relevant and heterogeneous agricultural production. The results indicate that family farming is more sensitive and therefore more vulnerable to the phenomenon. On average, the effects will be negative in the North/Northeast regions and for cassava, corn, and beans. Positive impacts are expected in the South region and for sugarcane and soybean cultivation.

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