Diogo Ferraz

Diogo Ferraz
Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto · Department of Economics and Management(DECEG)

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Introduction
Professor in the postgraduate programs in Applied Economics (PPEA) at the Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP) and in Production Engineering at the São Paulo State University (UNESP). Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering - University of Sao Paulo. I work with quantitative methods (econometrics and Data Envelopment Analysis). My research includes themes on economic complexity, human development, and sustainability.
Education
January 2019 - July 2021
University of Hohenheim
Field of study
  • Economics
February 2017 - February 2020
University of São Paulo
Field of study
  • Industrial Engeneering
February 2015 - February 2017
Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba (Unimep)
Field of study
  • Production Engeneering

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Publications (114)
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This study aims to explore the macroeconomic determinants of multidimensional energy poverty in China over the 2005Q1-2019Q4 period. Three composite energy poverty indices are constructed to measure the incidence of energy poverty in China using different weight sets on relevant energy indicators that capture the accessibility, availability, and af...
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This study uses a new and innovative dynamic panel threshold technique to examine the relationship between inbound tourism and ecological footprint (EF). This method was applied to the 10 most popular destinations spanning 1995–2021. These findings demonstrate that inbound tourism and EF have a threshold effect. To be specific, we find that only a...
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Since the last few decades, scholars and policy-makers have been struggling to find ways to achieve carbon neutrality target or a low carbon economy. To contribute to the existing literature regarding the said issue, this study aims to investigate whether energy efficiency could lead to achieving carbon neutrality target in the case of China. Also,...
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This study aims to unveil the heterogeneous impacts of import product diversification and institutional factors for achieving energy efficiency in Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. In doing so, the study employs robust econometric techniques such as Fully modified ordinary least squares (FMOLS) co-integration,...
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The development of indexes for human development and environmental sustainability issues are an emerging topic in the current literature. However, the literature has put less emphasis on municipal indexes, which is the focus of this research. In this paper, we considered municipal environmental management as the adoption of environmental activities...
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Considering the negative consequences of the excessive use of non-renewable energy and the development of technologies related to photovoltaic energy, the present paper aims to analyze if the photovoltaic systems are economically viable for university hospitals. A photovoltaic system was designed in the parking lot of the University Hospital of the...
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Purpose- This study aims to evaluate the theoretical concept of the Bioeconomy and the Circular Economy in association with studies about green finance. Theoretical framework- Several studies pointed out that sustainable investments must replace production processes. This literature provides a favorable environment for new studies on the Circular...
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Several studies argue that agricultural mechanization has reduced employment and wages. However, there is a lack of studies analyzing employment and income over time, especially comparing the agricultural activities. Our major argument is the structural change in the employment - from un-skilled to skilled workers which has to be understood because...
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One of the most difficult tasks that economies face is how to generate economic growth without causing environmental damage. Research in economic complexity has provided new methods to reveal structural constraints and opportunities for green economic diversification and sophistication, as well as the effects of economic complexity on environmental...
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Este artigo tem como objetivo mensurar a eficiência social da Região Amazônica, o que permite revelar a performance social das microrregiões analisadas, levando em consideração os pontos fortes do desenvolvimento local. Para tanto, este artigo analisou 5 dimensões representadas por 14 variáveis sociais, além do Produto Interno Bruto (PIB) e dos gas...
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Este artigo tem como objetivo mensurar o indicador Deprivation and Financial Responsibility Based Prioritization Index (DFRP) para o estado do Pará, a fim de revelar quais microrregiões devem ter prioridade durante a distribuição de recursos públicos para educação, saúde, habitação e emprego. Esta análise é relevante devido à heterogeneidade social...
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Many developing countries have highly unequal health systems across their regions. The pandemic of COVID-19 brought an additional challenge, as hospital structures equipped with doctors, intensive care units and respirators are not available to a sufficient extent in all regions. Using Data Envelopment Analysis, we create a COVID Index to verify wh...
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Several studies argue that agricultural mechanization has reduced employment and wages. However, there is a lack of studies analyzing employment and income over time, especially comparing the agricultural activities. Our major argument is the structural change in the employment - from un-skilled to skilled workers which has to be understood because...
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Several studies analyzed the importance of absorptive capacity (AC) to achieve economic development. However , to the best of our knowledge, no study compares the building blocks (BBs) of AC between developed and emergent economies. This paper aims to identify and analyze the impact of the BBs on AC under distinct levels of development (i.e., devel...
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Since energy is one of the basic inputs for development, emerging economies should make an effort to investigate the environmental impacts of their fast economic growth. However, large emerging economies present significant regional heterogeneity that is usually uncounted for. This study uses the Stochastic Impacts by Regression on Population, Affl...
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China faces the challenge of promoting high-tech industries and concomitantly reduces ecological footprints. This research analyzes the directional spillover impacts and connectedness for financial and trade globalization, high-tech industries, and environmental footprints of China. The authors used the data of financial globalization, trade global...
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The objective of this work is to use multiple Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)/Benefit of the Doubt (BoD) approaches for the readjustment and exploitation of the Human Development Index (HDI). The HDI is the leading indicator for the vision of “development as freedom”; it is a Composite Index, wherein three dimensions (income, health, and education)...
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The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) economies face the challenges of rising energy demand, urbanization, and growing environmental issues (rising ecological footprint and less biodiversity). The primary objective of this article is to explore the role of environmental taxes and economic growth on the growing ecological...
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Research in Data Envelopment Analysis has created rankings of the ecological efficiency of countries' economies. At the same time, research in economic complexity has provided new methods to depict productive structures and has analyzed how economic diversification and sophistication affect environmental pollution indicators. However, no research s...
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Productivity measures the level of efficiency, which a particular economy uses its resources to produce goods and consumer services. Increasing productivity is the fastest route to get economic growth and social well-being since such production improvement reflects all effectiveness of the production sector, as well as the degree of development of...
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Purpose – To conduct a literature review on the determinants of Absorptive Capacity (AC), which allows for productivity spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in developed and developing countries. Theoretical framework – This study is based on the literature indicating that before benefiting from spillovers, companies need a certain level...
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O COVID-Index analisa o combate ao coronavírus em relação à utilização do sistema hospitalar, auxiliando as autoridades na tomada de decisão para a (re)alocação de recursos financeiros, infraestrutura de saúde e médicos durante a pandemia. Entretanto, esse indicador ainda não foi associado ao desenvolvimento humano regional. O objetivo deste trabal...
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There is much discussion on the non-linear relationship between economic growth and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Additionally, the effects of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on the environment are ambiguous, as both beneficial (i.e., pollution-halo) and harmful (i.e., pollution-haven) effects were found. Therefore, the literature presents no con...
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Cooperativas agrícolas familiares são uma alternativa para os agricultores que não conseguem competir com grandes produtores agroindustriais, entretanto, carecem trabalhos que analisem a eficiência, sobretudo, em países distintos. Este trabalho investigou a eficiência de cooperativas agrícolas no Brasil e na Espanha em 2015, a fim de avaliar se coo...
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Research on economic diversification and complexity has made significant advances in understanding economic development processes, but has only recently explored environmental and social sustainability considerations. In this article we evaluate the current state of this emerging literature and reveal 13 research gaps. A total of 35 different keywo...
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Os investimentos sustentáveis proporcionam conjuntura favorável para a Economia Circular e Bioeconomia. Entretanto, a literatura carece por definições e diferenciação entre ambos conceitos. O objetivo deste artigo é avaliar o conceito teórico da Bioeconomia e da Economia Circular em relação aos estudos de green finance. O método da Revisão Sistemát...
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Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is increasing worldwide, particularly in emerging economies. However, the debate concerning the possible positive and negative effects of such investments is far from being complete. Part of this discussion is focused on the human-development aspect, which may be impacted by foreign presence. This paper attempts to b...
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Os impostos ambientais são instrumentos eficazes para internalizar externalidades, pois incentivam a redução do consumo e utilização eficiente dos recursos. A economia circular contribui neste aspecto, pois busca manter produtos, componentes e materiais no mais alto nível de utilidade pelo maior tempo possível, algo que não ocorre no tradicional si...
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A geração de energia advinda de fontes renováveis tem ganhado importância, devido à necessidade de diversificação das matrizes energéticas, ampliação do acesso à energia, bem como o alcance do desenvolvimento sustentável. A literatura tem demonstrado a possibilidade de gerar melhores condições na qualidade de vida e desenvolvimento econômico por me...
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Many economies are worried about global warming. Concurrently, these economies invest in their economic growth. Considering energy is a necessary input in this issue, the growth-CO2 (carbon dioxide) nexus is a research topic of great interest to many scholars. Within this scope, this paper attempts to better understand the recent growth of the Stat...
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Tendo em vista as consequências negativas da utilização excessiva de recursos energéticos não renováveis e o contínuo desenvolvimento de tecnologias relacionadas à energia solar fotovoltaica, o presente trabalho tem como objetivo responder a seguinte pergunta de pesquisa: sistemas de energia fotovoltaica são economicamente viáveis para hospitais un...
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O objetivo deste artigo é mensurar a viabilidade econômica de mini usinas fotovoltaicas para instalação no estado de São Paulo (SP), a partir das especificações da resolução N° 687 da ANEEL. Faz-se uma análise das características físicas e técnicas que influenciam diretamente o projeto de implantação de uma mini central geradora fotovoltaica (UFV)....
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O aumento no fluxo de FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) tem sido observado nos países emergentes, mesmo após crises econômicas que tem ocorrido desde 1980. Apesar de existir forte relação entre FDI e o crescimento econômico, notou-se que algumas particularidades, como o nível de desenvolvimento dos mercados financeiros, podem limitar os efeitos posit...
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Many developing countries, such as Brazil, have highly unequal health systems across their regions. The pandemic of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) brought an additional challenge, as hospital structures equipped with doctors, intensive care units (ICUs) and respirators are not available to a sufficient extent in all regions. We create a COVID Index...
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Ascertaining cleaner production and sustainability is a major issue in the developed and developing world; income and international trade are the predominant factors behind this. This article explores the heterogeneous impacts of export product diversification, extensive margin, and intensive margins on the CO2 emissions for developing and develope...
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This study aims to evaluate comparatively the situation of the federal units and the Brazilian states in relation to the pandemic of new coronaviruses (COVID19) through the technique of Network Data Envelopment Analysis (Network DEA-NDEA). For the development of research, data were collected on the Ministry of Health website, for all regions that r...
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Despite the relevance of these themes for the soy production chain, No-Tillage System, Precision Agriculture, and Circular Economy (CE) are still little studied jointly in the Brazilian context. Less focus has been given to the relationship between the three concepts so far. For this reason, this paper aimed to analyze the contribution of Precision...
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Several indicators on human development and capabilities have been introduced in recent decades that measure the level of absolute deprivations and freedoms of people. However, these indicators typically do not consider to what extent regions and countries efficiently spend their limited financial resources on improving human development. This is a...
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Apresentação do COVID-Index - dados atualizados em 08 de maio de 2020.
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This report aims to create an indicator to verify the use of the hospital structure concerning the number of confirmed cases and deaths from coronavirus in Brazilian regions. Hospital structure is understood as healthcare equipment (respirators and beds) and human capital (physicians). The indicator indicates when the hospital structure is close to...
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In 2015, the Federal Government launched the slogan "Brasil Pátria Educadora", placing education as a driving force behind the development of the nation. The contribution of this paper was to estimate educational rates of return for the Industry and Construction Sector from 2002 to 2013 and wage differentiation by gender, race, and geographic regio...
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Atualização do COVID-Index com dados até 27/04/2020.
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O COVID-Index foi criado para analisar a possibilidade de colapso da estrutura hospitalar brasileira, decorrente da pandemia do novo coronavírus. Entretanto, o indicador é mais do que a taxa de ocupação de leitos no Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS). O COVID-Index apresenta diversas contribuições e vantagens para a população e para as autoridades públic...
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Atualizamos os dados do COVID-Index com as informações em 21 de abril de 2020.
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Atualização do COVID-Index (15/04/2020).
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A pandemia do novo coronavírus tem desafiado a alocação de recursos e políticas de saúde em todo o mundo. As autoridades públicas têm o desafio de destinar aparelhos respiradores, leitos e destinar médicos e enfermeiros para os locais com mais casos confirmados e pacientes mais graves. No Brasil, o vírus tem se espalhado por todas as regiões geográ...
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O objetivo deste artigo é calcular o coeficiente de concentração relativa do déficit habitacional no Brasil entre 2007 a 2012. Também se discute o papel do Estado brasileiro na formulação e implementação de políticas públicas na área de moradias. Os resultados demonstraram que apesar de o programa Minha Casa, Minha Vida ter reduzido o déficit habit...
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O desenvolvimento de projetos inovadores, que chegam ao mercado rapidamente e causam mudanças disruptivas no contexto de atuação, tornam startups de base tecnológica muito competitivas. Uma importante fonte recursos para o fomento de áreas de P&D em pequenas empresas é o PIPE (Pesquisa Inovativa em Pequena Empresa) da FAPESP. Contudo, o baixo tempo...
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Este capítulo disserta sobre a terceirização de atividades logísticas, como alternativa estratégica para o contratante. Apresenta também o caso de um operador logístico - criado como spin-off de empresa, que atua com multimodalidade e oferta de serviços logísticos no escoamento de commodities agrícolas para o Porto de Santos. Depois de apresentar o...
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A sofisticação da estrutura produtiva tem sido considerada uma importante estratégia para que os países conquistem o desenvolvimento econômico, embora a literatura careça de indicadores sociais que analisem esta relação com o desenvolvimento humano. Deste modo, o presente trabalho teve como objetivo mensurar a eficiência social dos países em conver...
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COM A CRESCENTE ESCASSEZ DE RECURSOS NATURAIS A BUSCA PELA SUSTENTABILIDADE TEM AUMENTADO NOS ÚLTIMOS ANOS. NESTE ASPECTO, HOUVE UMA EVOLUÇÃO E MUDANÇAS NA AGRICULTURA, COM O PLANTIO DIRETO, A ECONOMIA CIRCULAR, A AUTOMATIZAÇÃO DE EQUIPAMENTOS, A AGRICULTURA DE PRECISÃO E EFICIÊNCIA NOS PROCESSOS PARA O AUMENTO NA PRODUÇÃO, RESULTARAM EM AVANÇOS TÃ...
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O desenvolvimento de projetos inovadores, que chegam ao mercado rapidamente e causam mudanças disruptivas no contexto de atuação, tornam startups de base tecnológica muito competitivas. Uma importante fonte recursos para o fomento de áreas de P&D em pequenas empresas é o PIPE (Pesquisa Inovativa em Pequena Empresa) da FAPESP. Contudo, o baixo tempo...
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A PRODUTIVIDADE MEDE O GRAU DE EFICIÊNCIA COM QUE DETERMINADA ECONOMIA UTILIZA SEUS RECURSOS PARA PRODUZIR BENS E SERVIÇOS DE CONSUMO. O AUMENTO DA PRODUTIVIDADE É A VIA MAIS RÁPIDA PARA ATINGIR O CRESCIMENTO ECONÔMICO E O BEM-ESTAR SOCIAL. TAIS GANHOS DE PRODUÇÃO REFLETEM TODA A EFICÁCIA DO SETOR PRODUTIVO, BEM COMO O GRAU DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DA SO...
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Um recente estudo avaliou a eficiência das regiões em transformar o Produto Interno Bruto (PIB) e os gastos públicos em cinco dimensões do desenvolvimento humano (educação, saúde, emprego, condições de moradia e instituições).
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O CONCEITO DE CAPACIDADE DE ABSORÇÃO (CA) GANHOU ATENÇÃO NA LITERATURA, ESPECIALMENTE NAS ECONOMIAS EM DESENVOLVIMENTO, DE MODO QUE AS ORGANIZAÇÕES DESSAS NAÇÕES PODEM SE BENEFICIAR DE EXTERNALIDADES DE INVESTIMENTOS ESTRANGEIROS. O OBJETIVO DESTE ARTIGO É MEDIR O IMPACTO DO INVESTIMENTO DIRETO EXTERNO (IDE) E DA CAPACIDADE DE ABSORÇÃO NA PRODUTIVI...
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O CRESCIMENTO ECONÔMICO TÊM SE DEMONSTRADO INSUFICIENTE PARA EXPLICAR O DESENVOLVIMENTO HUMANO. NESTE ASPECTO, A COMPLEXIDADE ECONÔMICA TEM SE TORNADO UMA ALTERNATIVA PARA MELHOR COMPREENDER ESTE FENÔMENO. O OBJETIVO DESTE ARTIGO É ANALISAR O IMPACTO DA COMPLEXIDADE ECONÔMICA SOBRE O DESENVOLVIMENTO HUMANO NAS UNIDADES FEDERATIVAS (UFS) DO BRASIL....
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The objective of this article is to determine the relative efficiency of the Brazilian Federative Units in converting public expenditures into improvements in educational indicators between 2011 and 2014. We use Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to calculate the efficiency and the Malmquist Productivity Index (MPI) to evaluate the productivity. The e...
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The objective of this article is to measure the efficiency of the Latin American and Asian countries in converting economic complexity into quality of life between 2010 and 2014. The method used was Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). The results showed in 2014, all Asian countries were efficient except China and Philippines. Cuba was the country that...
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Several studies argue that economic growth cannot well explain human development. The economic complexity approach is an alternative understanding of how economic sophistication can affect well-being. Moreover, there is increasing literature using traditional Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) models to measure the transformation of wealth into human...
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Several indicators on human development and capabilities have been introduced in recent decades that measure the level of absolute deprivations and freedoms of people. However, these indicators typically do not consider to what extent regions and countries efficiently spend their limited financial resources on improving human development. This is a...