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Economía, sociedad y territorio

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LEON-ARIAS, Adrián de  and  PARRA-DE LA TORRE, Edna Edith. Economic growth in Mexican manufacturing: an analysis of growth accountancy in the federal states, 1988-2003. Econ. soc. territ [online]. 2011, vol.11, n.37, pp.575-607. ISSN 2448-6183.

In this paper, taking advantage of the available census information from 1988 to 2003, we explore the characteristics of the dynamic of manufacturing productivity in the Mexican states applying the growth accounting methodology. As a conclusion, we found that some geographical patterns of growth can be identified in the West and East Central and Northern Border and these are centered in states such as Mexico, Jalisco, Baja California, and Chihuahua, among other, which can be identified as the winners, while the Federal District, one of the states with the largest manufacturing employment, becomes the loser in terms of manufacturing economic growth. Regarding the sources of growth in the winner states, relevant is the contribution of labor and to a lesser extent, total factor productivity.

Keywords : Mexico; economic growth; regional economic development.

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