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Regional Convergence of Income and Labor Productivity in Mexico

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Economic growth continues to be a major objective of state governments in Mexico. What role do firm location, openness, education, and wage rates play in determining the ability of a state to increase the growth of its economy? This study examines the economic competitiveness of the Mexican states using location coefficients. This paper tries to bridge the gap between the macroeconomic issue of convergence on the aggregate income level and the microeconomic issue of labor productivity convergence on the industry and sectorial level. Resumen. El crecimiento económico continua siendo uno de los objetivos más importantes para los gobiernos estatales en México. ¿Cuál es el papel de la localización de las empresas, la apertura, la educación y los salaries en determinar la habilidad de los estados para fomentar el crecimiento de la economia? El estudio examina la competitividad de los estados en México mediante el uso de índices de localización. El estudio trata de cerrar la brecha entre el tema de la convergencia macroeconómica en el nivel agregado del ingreso y los temas microeconómicos de la convergencia de la productividad laboral a nivel sectorial e industrial.

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  • Alejandro Diaz-Bautista, 2005. "Regional Convergence of Income and Labor Productivity in Mexico," Urban/Regional 0512016, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpur:0512016
    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 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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    Keywords

    Economic Convergence; Labor Productivity; location coefficients; Mexico;
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    JEL classification:

    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
    • L6 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing
    • R1 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics

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