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Agglomeration Economies, Economic Growth and the New Economic Geography in Mexico

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  • Alejandro Diaz-Bautista

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The present study of regional economic growth in Mexico is based on the new economic geography, where distance plays an important role in explaining urban regional economic growth. The results show that distance to the northern border of Mexico and labor migration between states of Mexico, after the passage of NAFTA are important factors that explain the regional state growth and agglomerations in Mexico between 1994 and 2000. The results also indicate that job growth and FDI are not significant for the period of study. Resumen. El presente estudio sobre el crecimiento económico regional en México se basa en la nueva geografía económica, donde la distancia juega un papel importante para explicar el crecimiento económico urbano regional. Los resultados muestran que la distancia a la frontera norte de México y la migración en México, después de la puesta en marcha del TLCAN, son factores importantes que explican el crecimiento regional estatal y las aglomeraciones para el periodo 1994 a 2000. Los resultados también indican que el crecimiento del numero de empleos por sector y la Inversión Extranjera directa no son significativos para el periodo de estudio.

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  • Alejandro Diaz-Bautista, 2005. "Agglomeration Economies, Economic Growth and the New Economic Geography in Mexico," Urban/Regional 0508001, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpur:0508001
    Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 18. Díaz-Bautista es economista del ITAM. Obtuvo el Doctorado y la Maestría en Economía en la Universidad de California, Irvine. Desde 1999 imparte cursos en el Colegio de la Frontera Norte y en la Universidad Iberoamericana del Noroeste, y desde 1995 fue profesor de Economía en la Universidad de California. Ha impartido conferencias en Estados Unidos, Canadá, Europa, Asia, Australia y en México, al igual que ha dedicado muchos años a la investigación en el campo de la Economía Internacional, Organización Industrial, y Crecimiento Económico. http://www.geocities.com/adiazbau/
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    1. Isidro Soloaga & Mariana Pereira, 2013. "Determinants of Regional Growth by Manufacturing Sector in Mexico, 1988-2008," Working Papers 0713, Universidad Iberoamericana, Department of Economics.
    2. Mariana Pereira & Isidro Soloaga, 2012. "Determinantes del crecimiento regional por sector de la industria manufacturera en México, 1988-2008," Serie documentos de trabajo del Centro de Estudios Económicos 2012-05, El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos.
    3. Alejandro Diaz-Bautista, 2005. "Regional Cluster Analysis in the Mexican Telecommunications Sector. Impact of Economies of Agglomeration, Clusters and networking in medium-sized Mexican Telecommunication firms," Urban/Regional 0511013, EconWPA.

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    Keywords

    Economic Growth; FDI; Agglomerations; Regional Convergence; Mexico.;

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    • C3 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • R00 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General - - - General

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