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Mexico: industrial policies and the production of information and communication technology goods and services

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  • Schatan, Claudia
  • Enríquez, Leobardo

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This study investigates the extent to which the digital boom has had repercussions on productive activity, in terms of both manufacturing (ict goods) and services (ict services), in addition to its potential ramifications in the rest of the Mexican economy. Input-output matrices are used and compared to those of Brazil and the United States. Mexico has fallen behind, particularly in the production of ict goods, and the productive chains of this activity have weakened. The ict services sector offers much greater potential than has been exploited thus far, with the advantage that it involves comparatively more value added and has major diversification possibilities. It is considered essential to find more effective industrial policies targeted on the ict goods and services sectors; but the experience of countries such as Brazil, which have applied more proactive approaches with mixed results, suggests that this will be challenging.

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  • Schatan, Claudia & Enríquez, Leobardo, 2015. "Mexico: industrial policies and the production of information and communication technology goods and services," Revista CEPAL, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), December.
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    1. Niebel, Thomas, 2018. "ICT and economic growth – Comparing developing, emerging and developed countries," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 104(C), pages 197-211.
    2. Sturgeon, Timothy J. & Kawakami, Momoko, 2010. "Global value chains in the electronics industry : was the crisis a window of opportunity for developing countries ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5417, The World Bank.
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    Keywords

    TECNOLOGIA DE LA INFORMACION; TECNOLOGIA DE LAS COMUNICACIONES; COMERCIO DE SERVICIOS; BIENES DE CONSUMO; PRODUCCION INDUSTRIAL; POLITICA INDUSTRIAL; INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY; TRADE IN SERVICES; CONSUMER GOODS; INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION; INDUSTRIAL POLICY;

    JEL classification:

    • C67 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Input-Output Models
    • L63 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Microelectronics; Computers; Communications Equipment
    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software
    • L98 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Government Policy
    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
    • O25 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Industrial Policy

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