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Un estudio no paramétrico de eficiencia para la minería de Zacatecas, México || A Non-Parametric Approach to Efficiency for Mining in Zacatecas, Mexico

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  • Benita Maldonado, Francisco J.

    (División de Estudios de Posgrado, Facultad de Economía. Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León)

  • Gaytán Alfaro, Edgar D.

    () (Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales. Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas)

  • Rodallegas Portillo, Mayra C.

    () (Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila)

Abstract

La intención de este trabajo es abordar el sector minero en el estado de Zacatecas bajo la técnica del análisis envolvente de datos para construir indicadores de eficiencia en los años 1998, 2003 y 2008. Se realiza un análisis entre entidades federativas para comparar el desempeño a nivel nacional; asimismo, se efectúa un estudio comparativo entre tipos específicos de producción minera. El artículo constituye una fuente de información significativa sobre el desempeño de la industria minera en la entidad, pudiendo identificar los productos del estado que son susceptibles de mejora técnica mediante las clases de actividad ineficientes. || The aim of the paper is to use the data envelopment analysis (DEA) for mining in Zacatecas and provide efficiency indicators in the years 1998, 2003, and 2008. We compare the performance of the state of Zacatecas with other mining states in Mexico. Then the empirical analysis extends to specific mining. The study is an important source of information about mining behavior. By using the national industries level, it was possible to identify the products that are susceptible of improvement.

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  • Benita Maldonado, Francisco J. & Gaytán Alfaro, Edgar D. & Rodallegas Portillo, Mayra C., 2012. "Un estudio no paramétrico de eficiencia para la minería de Zacatecas, México || A Non-Parametric Approach to Efficiency for Mining in Zacatecas, Mexico," Revista de Métodos Cuantitativos para la Economía y la Empresa = Journal of Quantitative Methods for Economics and Business Administration, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Quantitative Methods for Economics and Business Administration, vol. 14(1), pages 54-75, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:pab:rmcpee:v:14:y:2012:i:1:p:54-75
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    Keywords

    análisis regional; minería; análisis envolvente de datos (DEA); regional analysis; mining; data envelopment analysis;

    JEL classification:

    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R15 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Econometric and Input-Output Models; Other Methods
    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis

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