Industrial development and the environment in Mexico
AbstractPostwar industrialization has moved Mexico's manufacturing industry toward more polluting activities. Fairly independent of changes in foreign trade policy, this process was induced by expansive public investments in heavily polluting subsectors, especially petro - and agrochemicals. Below - market pricing policies (implicit subsidies) for petroleum fuels contributed to an increase in industrial energy intensity -- in sharp contrast with pervasive energy - saving transition in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries in the last two decades. Energy intensity in Mexican industry increased 5.7 percent between 1970 and 1990, compared with a decrease of 35.3 percent in OECD industry.
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Economic Theory&Research; Energy and Environment; Health Monitoring&Evaluation; Environmental Economics&Policies; Water and Industry;
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