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Economic growth, convergence and spatial economic concentration in the states of Mexico 1970-2008

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  • Asuad Sanén , Normand

    () (FE-UNAM)

  • Quintana Romero, Luis

    () (FE-UNAM)

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The main intention of the present work is to identify the clubs formation of the economic convergence and divergence, which the economic growth has caused in the states of Mexico and the role and importance of the geo-spatial factors on this formation. This study was done by a comparative analysis among economic growth and the convergence hypothesis, based on a spatial cross-regression model. The outcome suggests the existence of differences on the convergencedivergence processes in the Mexican States, pointing out the existence of convergence and divergence centers, which are differentiated by their tendency to their stationary status, keeping their per capita income and development differences on the nation.

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  • Asuad Sanén , Normand & Quintana Romero, Luis, 2010. "Economic growth, convergence and spatial economic concentration in the states of Mexico 1970-2008," INVESTIGACIONES REGIONALES - Journal of REGIONAL RESEARCH, Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional, issue 18, pages 83-106.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:invreg:0063
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    Keywords

    inequality; Mexico; convergence; divergence; concentration; spatial dependence;

    JEL classification:

    • O54 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • 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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