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Cultural Employment Growth in Brazilian Municipalities

March 18, 2021  / Amir Neto  / Tags: 2020, Economics, LCOB Top Tier Award

This paper evaluates the drivers of cultural formal employment growth between 2006 and 2016 across Brazilian municipalities. We explore three mechanisms: specialization (agglomeration of firms), urbanization (density and diversification) and production structure (regional industry composition). The main results show that specialization has mixed effects in explaining the growth of formal cultural employment in Brazil. Urbanization and diversification of production structure are positive associated with formal cultural employment in Brazil. However, differently than the empirical literature for Europe and North America, we find no evidence of spatial spillover effects in the Brazilian case.

Publication: Journal of Cultural Economics

Authors: Amir Neto

Notes: LCOB Top Tier Award 2020