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Innovation and Regional Growth in Mexico: 2000-2010

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose () and Edna MaríaVillarreal Peralta
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Edna Maria Villarreal Peralta ()

No 1417, Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) from Utrecht University, Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Group Economic Geography

Abstract: This paper looks at the factors driving regional growth in Mexico, paying special attention to the potentially growth-enhancing role of innovation and innovation policy. The analysis combines innovation variables with indicators linked to the formation of adequate social conditions for innovation (the social filter), and spillovers for 31 Mexican states and the Mexico City capital district (the Distrito Federal) during the period 2000-2010. The results indicate that regional economic growth across Mexican states stems from direct investment in R&D in areas with favorable social filters and which can benefit not only from knowledge spillovers, but also from being surrounded by rich neighbors with good social conditions. The results stress that, although Mexican innovation policy has been relatively well targeted in order to generate greater economic growth, its relatively modest size may have undermined the attainment of its main objectives.

Keywords: economic growth; innovation; social economic conditions; regional convergence; Mexico (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R11 R12 O32 O33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 47 pages
Date: 2014-08, Revised 2014-08
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cse, nep-geo, nep-gro, nep-ino, nep-knm, nep-sbm, nep-tid and nep-ure
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