Exposure to globalization and regional convergence in Mexico

  • Vicente German-Soto Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila
  • Reyna E. Rodríguez Pérez Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila
  • Alexandra G. Gallegos Morales Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila
Keywords: regional convergence, globalization, economic growth
JEL Classification: C33, O47, R12


From the β-convergence theoretical framework, this article investigates the regional convergence process among Mexican states that are most and least exposed to globalization. Methodology applies weighted least squares and nested tests to make interregional comparisons. After to control by characteristics in the steady state, results find rates of regional convergence between 1.2% and 4.6% along 1940-2015. In the open stage, the speed of convergence rose among states that are most exposed to globalization but slowed among that least exposed. In addition, advances on education and health have been determinants for regional growth.


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How to Cite
German-Soto, V., Rodríguez Pérez, R., & Gallegos Morales, A. (2020). Exposure to globalization and regional convergence in Mexico. Estudios Económicos, 35(2), 267-295. https://doi.org/10.24201/ee.v35i2.404