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Apertura comercial y productividad en la industria manufacturera mexicana


  • Edna C. Fragoso Pastrana

    (Banco de México)


In this paper I consider the effect of trade liberalization on total factor productivity (TFP) in the Mexican manufacturing industry, controlling for other determinants of TFP, such as foreign direct investment, workforce training and R&D expenditures. A panel regression is estimated with 9 cross sections corresponding to two-digit manufacturing classifications over 1980-1998. The estimation shows that an outwardoriented trade policy in the industry, has contributed to the expansion of total factor productivity. However, the TFP index suggests a moderation in manufacturing productivity growth in recent years.

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  • Edna C. Fragoso Pastrana, 2003. "Apertura comercial y productividad en la industria manufacturera mexicana," Economía Mexicana NUEVA ÉPOCA, , vol. 0(1), pages 5-38, January-J.
  • Handle: RePEc:emc:ecomex:v:12:y:2003:i:1:p:5-38

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