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NAFTA and the Mexican Manufacturing Sector

Structural Change and Competitiveness

Authors: Vázquez-López, Raúl

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  • Presents a detailed explanation of the evolution of the Mexican manufacturing sector following trade liberalization
  • Revitalizes the structuralist economic perspective for Latin American development theory
  • Provides an alternative perspective of the effects of trade liberalization on the structural transformations, efficiency levels, and competitiveness of the Mexican manufacturing industry
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This volume discusses the development of the Mexican manufacturing sector during the NAFTA era. This book pursues several objectives simultaneously. Firstly, it gives continuity to and revitalizes the structuralist economic perspective and debate proposed by Latin American development theory. Secondly, it analyzes the trend of structural heterogeneity in Mexico from 1994-2008 using the manufacturing sector as a case study. Lastly, it uses methodologies established by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) to provide an in-depth statistical evaluation of the effects of economic liberalization on structural change, labor productivity, production concentration, and dynamic competitiveness in the main industries of the sector: food, beverages, and tobacco; textiles and apparel; chemistry; electromechanics.

Providing historical context for the evolution of Mexico’s economy after trade liberalization, this volume will be of interest to students, scholars, and researchers of industrial economics, economic development, Latin-American studies, developing studies, international economics, international relations, political science, and economic geography.

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Raúl Vázquez López is a senior researcher at the Institute of Economic Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. His research focuses on the topics of industrial competitiveness, labor productivity, economic development and international trade in developing countries. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
NAFTA and the Mexican Manufacturing Sector
Book Subtitle
Structural Change and Competitiveness
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55265-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55265-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55264-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 113
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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