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Dobado González, Rafael y Marrero, Gustavo A. (2004) Corn market integration in porfirian Mexico. [ Documentos de trabajo del Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico (ICAE); nº 0402, 2004, ]

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This paper deals with a polemic and relevant aspect of the economic history of Porfirian Mexico: the integration of agricultural domestic markets. Since corn was the staple product of the commercial agricultural sector and also the main subsistence crop, it is the protagonist of this story. Panel techniques, similar to those used by Barro and Sala-i-Martín (1992), are applied to a price convergence model. Our analysis reveals that Mexico was not an exception in the international panorama of market integration in late 19th and early 20th centuries [O’Rourke and Williamson (1999)]. Although still incomplete on the eve of the Mexican Revolution, corn market integration substantially increased during the Porfiriato and ended up further than estimated by Kuntz (1995a, 1995b, 1996, 1999a and 1999b). Railroads were not only indispensable to the economic growth of Mexico, as Coatsworth (1984) showed, in particular to the export sector, but they also played a positive and significant role in the process of corn market integration.


Tipo de documento:Documento de trabajo o Informe técnico
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JEL Classification: N16, N56, O13, C33

Palabras clave:Porfirian Mexico, Market integration, Railroads, Price convergence and panel data.
Materias:Ciencias Sociales > Economía > Econometría
Ciencias Sociales > Economía > Historia económica
Título de serie o colección:Documentos de trabajo del Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico (ICAE)
Volumen:2004
Número:0402
Código ID:7716
Depositado:11 Mar 2008
Última Modificación:06 Feb 2014 07:55

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