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International trade and economic growth in Mexico

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  • Fullerton, Thomas M., Jr.
  • Kababie, Kababie
  • Boehmer, Charles R.

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This study empirically examines on the role of international trade on economic growth in Mexico. To allow for potentially dynamic, as well as endogenous, patterns often associated with exports, imports, and growth, the analysis relies upon time series approaches involving causality and vector error correction methods. Results indicate that imports play a more critical role than exports do for economic growth in Mexico. As such, the outcomes contribute to the growing body of international evidence regarding import led growth in the global economy.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 42991.

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Date of creation: 11 Sep 2012
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:42991

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Keywords: International Trade; Growth; Mexico; Dynamic Models;

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