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Do infrastructures influence the convergence of efficiency in Mexico?

  • Becerril-Torres, Osvaldo U.
  • Álvarez-Ayuso, Inmaculada C.
  • Del moral-Barrera, Laura E.

The aim of this study is to identify disparities in technical efficiency and the influence of infrastructure on the convergence in efficiency for the states of Mexico. It has estimated a translog production function following the model by Battese & Coelli (1995). The results show that public investment has helped increase the efficient use of factors and reveal that there are opportunities to increase the pace of growth. The analysis of convergence allows us to determine that the catching up is more intensive among groups of states, and positively influenced by the infrastructure.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Policy Modeling.

Volume (Year): 32 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 120-137

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jpolmo:v:32:y::i:1:p:120-137
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