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Com a ZPE Parnaíba, PIB do Norte do Piauí poderá dobrar em 10 anos

Com a ZPE Parnaíba, PIB do Norte do Piauí poderá dobrar em 10 anos

8 minutos O Piauí vive um momento de grande expectativa com a inauguração, no último dia 14 de fevereiro, da ZPE Parnaíba – a primeira planejada já sob o novo marco legal do setor (Lei nº 14.184/2021). O impacto socioeconômico da implantação da ZPE em Parnaíba – segunda maior cidade do Piauí, com mais de 150 mil habitantes – ainda é difícil de mensurar. Mas uma reunião acontecida dentro da própria ZPE, logo após sua inauguração, dá uma ideia do potencial do empreendimento. Cerca Continue lendo

What are the roles of Special Economic Zones in Africa?

What are the roles of Special Economic Zones in Africa?

2 minutos Over the last decade, dozens of new Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have been created to cater to the mining industry. As new zones are announced, this development will change many of the underlying assumptions that the African mining industry has. SEZs are business parks or cities that have been created for the purpose of attracting foreign direct investment. They have their own rules and regulations which exist separate from those of their home countries. There are more than 12,000 SEZs worldwide, roughly Continue lendo

A Comparative Review of Special Economic Zones: Demystifying Myths and Controversies

A Comparative Review of Special Economic Zones: Demystifying Myths and Controversies

menos de 1 minuto This article provides a brief comparative overview of special economic zones as legal and economic structures for national development. The creation and operations of SEZs usually triggers public scrutiny and attracts somewhat excessive but justified criticism. This contribution assesses success stories and critically examines failures and media criticism to offer a more balanced and objective picture of SEZs. Concurrently the article aims to provide a better understanding of SEZs. By drawing lessons on examples from Asia and Africa, we seek Continue lendo

The special economic zones and innovation: Evidence from China

The special economic zones and innovation: Evidence from China

menos de 1 minuto We examine the impact of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) on innovation using China’s county-level data from 1985 to 2011. Results show that the establishment of SEZs promotes a county’s innovation in terms of application, grant and citation numbers of patents by 15%–25%, 8%–22% and 15%–25%, respectively. The promoting effect of establishing high-tech SEZs is higher than that of establishing economic and technological SEZs. Compared with provincial SEZs, national SEZs have a greater effect on innovation. Counties with universities nearby apply for more Continue lendo

Uma política consistente para o setor de petróleo e derivados

Uma política consistente para o setor de petróleo e derivados

6 minutos Na década de 70, ocorreram dois significativos choques de petróleo, que mudaram a economia mundial. Em 1973, o Brasil produzia apenas um quinto da demanda interna de petróleo e, em 1979, foi atropelado pelo segundo aumento de preço da commodity, da ordem de 200%, acrescido do aumento brutal das taxas de juros internacionais. Respondemos com políticas econômicas equivocadas (depois corrigidas, a custo de enormes sacrifícios) que parecem se repetir agora. Ao deixar a cotação do dólar subir no início da crise da Continue lendo