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Efectos de la aglomeración y los encadenamientos industriales en el patrón de crecimiento manufacturero en México

Mendoza, Jorge Eduardo (2003): Efectos de la aglomeración y los encadenamientos industriales en el patrón de crecimiento manufacturero en México. Forthcoming in: Economía, Sociedad y Territorio , Vol. IV, No. 13 (2003)

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Abstract

The paper investigates the effect of agglomeration economies on the manufacturing sector of the larger cities of Mexico. It is assumed that economic globalization is determining a trend toward the re-localization of manufacturing activities towards the northern border region. As a result, an increase in manufacturing and urban agglomeration is occuring in that region. The present research is based on the hypothesis that agglomeration has had a positive impact on the urban manufacturing growth in the northern cities studied. An econometric model was established to relate agglomeration with manufacturing growth. LTYhe result showed thta industry-related specialization had a positive effect in the manufacturing growth. For the larger cities (DF, Monterrey y Guadalajara), industry specialization was an important determinant of manufacturing growth.

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