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Revista de Economia e Sociologia Rural

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FIGUEIREDO, Margarida Garcia de; BARROS, Alexandre Lahóz Mendonça de  and  CONCEICAO, Junia Cristina Peres Rodrigues da. Retorno econômico dos investimentos em P&D na citricultura paulista. Rev. Econ. Sociol. Rural [online]. 2012, vol.50, n.3, pp.493-502. ISSN 0103-2003.

The objective of this study was to assess the economic return from R&D investments in the citrus sector in São Paulo state, Brazil. Brazilaccounts for 80% of the total frozen concentrate orange juice (FCOJ) traded in the international market, and São Paulo state is responsible for 98% of Brazilian FCOJ exports. The Tornqüist Index Method was used to estimate the Total Factor Productivity (TFP) for the citrus industry, in order to compare the outcomes with and without citrus R&D investments. For every 1.00 Realinvested in citrus research, there is an increase of 13.00 Reaisin the values of orange production in São Paulo state.

Keywords : Research and Development; total factor productivity; economic return; citrussector.

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