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Convergencia interregional en dinámica de regimenes: el caso del Mercosur
[Regional convergence of dynamic of regimens: the case of Mercosur]

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  • Brida, Juan Gabriel
  • London, Silvia
  • Rojas, Mara

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This paper analyses the regional convergence of sub-national states in the case of Mercosur from 1961 to 2005 by using a non-parametric techniques of clustering under the concept of regime of performance. That is, the convergence between two regions is established by the approximation of their dynamic of regimens. The best positioned Brazilian states show an interregional convergence process in dynamics of regimens towards the richest Argentinean regions and Uruguay; moreover Paraguay, the north part of Brazil and the historically underdevelopment regions of Argentina are in scenarios of low economic performance, reducing the intra-group distance but showing a divergence process in reference to the highest income group. Results exhibit evidence in favor to convergence clubs of performance.

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Keywords: economic performance; dynamic of regimens; convergence; clusters; Mercosur;

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  1. Brida, Juan Gabriel & London, Silvia & Rojas, Mara, 2012. "Desempeño Económico Regional: Un Análisis Dinámico Para El Caso Chileno En El Período 1960-2009
    [Regional Economic Performance: A Dynamic Analysis For The Chilean Case In The Period 1960-2009]
    ," MPRA Paper 39182, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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