Regional resilience to and impacts of financial crises: an analysis of the Brazilian states - 2007/08.

Abstract This paper aims to analyze the regional effects of the 2008 financial crisis' on Brazil's twenty-seven states and the different patterns of responses to this shock. The uneven patterns of resistance to and recovery from the recession were analyzed using two indicators - The Sensitivity Index and The Recovery Index - and a "Resilience Equation" estimated by Seemingly Unrelated Regressions (SUR Model). It was verified that a common recessive shock, in the financial crisis period, causes heterogeneous impacts on the Brazilian States. Such differences occurred in extent, timing and in the regional resistance and recovery to the shock.