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dc.contributor.authorLipscomb, Mollyes
dc.contributor.authorMobarak Mushfiq, Ahmedes
dc.contributor.authorBahram, Taniaes
dc.coverage.spatialBrasiles
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-15T20:04:13Z
dc.date.available2014-10-15T20:04:13Z
dc.date.issued2011es
dc.identifier.citationLipscomb, M., Mobarak Mushfiq, A., & Bahram, T. (2011). Development effects of electrification: evidence from the geologic placement of hydropower plants in Brazil. CAF Working paper, 2011/03, Caracas: CAF. Retrieved from http://scioteca.caf.com/handle/123456789/218en
dc.identifier.urihttp://scioteca.caf.com/handle/123456789/218
dc.description.tableofcontentsWe estimate the development effects of electrification across Brazil over the period 1960-2000. Brazil relies almost exclusively on hydropower, which requires intercepting water at high velocity. We build an engineering model which takes as inputs only geography (river gradient, water flow and Amazon) and simulates a time series of hypothetical electricity grids for Brazil that show how the grid would have evolved had infrastructure investments been made based solely on geologic cost considerations, ignoring all demand-side concerns. Using the model as an instrument, we document large positive effects of electrification on development that are underestimated when one fails to account for the political allocation of infrastructure projects or its targeting to under-developed areas. Broad-based improvement in labor productivity across sectors and areas rather than general equilibrium re-sorting (in-migration to electrified counties) appears to be the likely mechanism by which these development gains are realized.es
dc.language.isoenges
dc.publisherCAFes
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCAF Working paper, 2011/03es
dc.rightsCC-BY-NCes_ES
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/es_ES
dc.subjectDesarrolloes
dc.subjectEnergíaes
dc.subjectInfraestructuraes
dc.subjectInvestigación socioeconómicaes
dc.subjectRecursos naturaleses
dc.titleDevelopment effects of electrification: evidence from the geologic placement of hydropower plants in Braziles
dc.typeworkingPaperes
dc.publisher.cityCaracases


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