|Chapter title||Economic growth and regional integration in Mexico|
|Authors||Shepherd, D., Muñoz Torres, R.I., Mendoza, M.A. and Muñoz Torres, R.I.|
|Editors||Muralidhar Rao, N.V.|
In this paper we examine the relationship between output growth, volatility and prosperity in Mexico, focusing in particular on the degree of integration between both the regions and the individual states of the country. The results suggest that there is a high degree of similarity across the regions in the responses to shocks affecting the economy, but there are also significant differences across individual states. We identify a positive relationship between growth and volatility, but the relationship between growth and regional disparities appears to be negative, suggesting that higher growth is generally associated with lower regional dispersion in per capita GDP levels.
|Book title||Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Economics Research (QQE 2011)|
|Publisher||Global Science & Technology Forum|
|Place of publication||Singapore|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.5176/978-981-08-8957-9_QQE-039|