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Disparities in technical efficiency and influence of the infrastructures on the convergence in efficiency in Mexico


  • Becerril-Torres , Osvaldo U.

    () (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México)

  • Álvarez-Ayuso , Inmaculada C.

    () (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

  • del Moral Barrera , Laura E.

    () (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México)


The aim of this study is to identify disparities in technical efficiency and the influence of infrastructure on the convergence in efficiency for the states of Mexico. It has estimated a translog production function following the model of Battese and Coelli (1995). The results show that public investment has helped increase the efficient use of factors and reveal that there are opportunities to increase the pace of growth. The analysis of convergence allows us to determine that the catching up is more intensive among groups of states, and positively influenced by the infrastructure.

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  • Becerril-Torres , Osvaldo U. & Álvarez-Ayuso , Inmaculada C. & del Moral Barrera , Laura E., 2010. "Disparities in technical efficiency and influence of the infrastructures on the convergence in efficiency in Mexico," INVESTIGACIONES REGIONALES - Journal of REGIONAL RESEARCH, Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional, issue 17, pages 51-70.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:invreg:0070

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    1. Eric Bartelsman & Stefano Scarpetta & Fabiano Schivardi, 2005. "Comparative analysis of firm demographics and survival: evidence from micro-level sources in OECD countries," Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford University Press, vol. 14(3), pages 365-391, June.
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    stochastic frontier; technical efficiency; productivity; economic growth;

    JEL classification:

    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence


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