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Metropolitan Maquiladora Econometric Forecast Accuracy

  • Thomas M. Fullerton Jr.


    (Department of Economics & Finance, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968-0543, Telephone 915-747-7747, Facsimile 915- 747-6282)

  • George Novela


Maquiladora in-bond manufacturing activities occupy positions of collective importance within many regional economies across Mexico. To date, empirical evidence regarding the predictability of maquiladora activities in Mexico has not been attempted. To partially fill that gap in the literature, two sets of in-bond industry econometric forecasts for metropolitan economies in Northern Mexico are analyzed. Empirical results indicate that accurate forecasts of metropolitan maquiladora variables may prove elusive.

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Article provided by Institute for Economic Forecasting in its journal Romanian Journal for Economic Forecasting.

Volume (Year): (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 124-140

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Handle: RePEc:rjr:romjef:v::y:2010:i:3:p:124-140
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