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El sur también existe: un ensayo sobre el desarrollo regional de México


  • Enrique Dávila

    (Subsecretaría de Egresos, Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público)

  • Georgina Kessel

    (Subsecretaría de Egresos, Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público)

  • Santiago Levy

    (Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social)


The desing of a regional development policy for the southeast of Mexico should go beyond and increase in social expenditure: it requires a trough policy review to attack the structural problems which have inhabited the region’s economic development. This paper presents evidence of social and economic backwardness of Mexico’s southeast. It analyses how different public policies implemented ui the last decades have inhibited the economic development or the region. Finally, using the results derived from modeis of imperfect competition and mixed programming, the paper proposes a combination of policies designed to correct the existing distortions and to promote the region’s economic development.

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  • Enrique Dávila & Georgina Kessel & Santiago Levy, 2002. "El sur también existe: un ensayo sobre el desarrollo regional de México," Economía Mexicana NUEVA ÉPOCA, , vol. 0(2), pages 205-260, July-Dece.
  • Handle: RePEc:emc:ecomex:v:11:y:2002:i:2:p:205-260

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