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Patrones de localización espacial de las manufacturas mexicanas: análisis con la técnica de patrones de puntos espaciales\Spatial location patterns of Mexican manufacturing: Analysis using the technique of spatial points patterns

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  • José M. Albert Ortiz

    (Universidad Jaume I)

  • Francisco M. Gasca Sánchez

    (Tecnológico de Monterrey)

  • Miguel A. Flores Segovia

    (Tecnológico de Monterrey)

Abstract

This paper explores the spatial location patterns of firms in different sectors of the Mexican manufacturing industry. The analysis is carried out using a continuous spatial statistic approach by employing a K-function for each sector that is then compared to a Complete Spatial Randomness (CSR) distribution and other relevant benchmarks. We show that Mexican manufacturing follows a bimodal distribution and significant spatial concentrations are present for all manufacturing sectors at different distances. However, using the spatial distribution of the complete set of manufactures as a point of reference, variations in the spatial distribution are also found to exist.

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  • José M. Albert Ortiz & Francisco M. Gasca Sánchez & Miguel A. Flores Segovia, 2018. "Patrones de localización espacial de las manufacturas mexicanas: análisis con la técnica de patrones de puntos espaciales\Spatial location patterns of Mexican manufacturing: Analysis using the techniq," Estudios Económicos, El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos, vol. 33(2), pages 253-282.
  • Handle: RePEc:emx:esteco:v:33:y:2018:i:2:p:253-282
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    Keywords

    Ripley's K function; Mexican manufacturing; distance-based methods; spatial agglomerations;

    JEL classification:

    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
    • C40 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - General
    • C60 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - General
    • 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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