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Distorsiones regionales en la asignación de recursos y productividad de las manufacturas en México

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  • Pedro J. Martínez Alanis

    (El Colegio de México)

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This paper decomposes the regional effects of resource misallocation on aggregate total factor productivity (TFP), as a variant of the Hsieh and Klenow (2009a) model. Using establishment level data from the 2004 Mexican Economic Census, I calculate the potential regional TFP gains in Manufacturing. The results suggest that: 1) capital misallocation is the primary source of regional misallocation in the sector; and 2) resource misallocation within regions is the most important component in manufacturing TFP gains.

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  • Pedro J. Martínez Alanis, 2012. "Distorsiones regionales en la asignación de recursos y productividad de las manufacturas en México," Estudios Económicos, El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos, vol. 27(1), pages 3-59.
  • Handle: RePEc:emx:esteco:v:27:y:2012:i:1:p:3-59
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    Keywords

    non-aggregative growth theory; resource misallocation; total factor productivity; regional development;

    JEL classification:

    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

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