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Disparities in technical efficiency and influence of the infrastructures on the convergence in efficiency in Mexico

Osvaldo U. Becerril-Torres (), Inmaculada Álvarez () and Laura E. del Moral Barrera ()
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Osvaldo U. Becerril-Torres: Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México
Laura E. del Moral Barrera: Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México

INVESTIGACIONES REGIONALES - Journal of REGIONAL RESEARCH, 2010, issue 17, 51-70

Abstract: The aim of this study is to identify disparities in technical efficiency and the influence of infrastructure on the convergence in efficiency for the states of Mexico. It has estimated a translog production function following the model of Battese and Coelli (1995). The results show that public investment has helped increase the efficient use of factors and reveal that there are opportunities to increase the pace of growth. The analysis of convergence allows us to determine that the catching up is more intensive among groups of states, and positively influenced by the infrastructure.

Keywords: stochastic frontier; technical efficiency; productivity; economic growth (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C33 D24 O47 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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