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Andrés Niembro, Carla Daniela Calá, Andrea Belmartino

A typology of Local Economic Areas in Argentina based on sectoral profiles of territorial coagglomeration (2011-2018)

The study of regional productive specialization is key to designing territorial development policies. However, the measures commonly used do not take into account the interdependence between activities and present other problems related to the level of sectoral disaggregation. To overcome these limitations, we propose a new strategy to define regional specializations using multivariate analysis techniques, applied to data on formal and private salaried employment in Argentina. First, we form a set of sectoral profiles of territorial coagglomeration and, from them, we define an empirical typology of Local Economic Areas according to their production patterns. Our results show that the proposed methodology captures the interdependencies between activities, distinguishes different specializations within aggregated sectors, and accounts for both the type of specialization and the degree of productive diversity in the regions.

Keywords: Co-location; Specialization; Diversification; Principal component analysis; Cluster analysis.
Miguel Ángel Mendoza-González

Trade openness, production shocks and externalities with space-time cycles in economic growth by state in Mexico, 1980-2018

This research analyses the relationship of trade liberalization with the conditions in which production shocks cause externalities with space-time cycles in economic growth by federal entity of Mexico. For this purpose, the methodology of STARMA models is used in economic growth by federal entity, which is explained by the behavior of the regions of influence according to the territorial neighbors of the first y second order. With simulations of the models, it is verified that multiple productive shocks cause externalities with space-time cycles in all the states. Meanwhile, individual production shocks, such as the cases of Mexico City y the State of Mexico, show that the greatest externalities are observed in second-order territorial neighbors.

Keywords: trade liberalization, regional economic growth, spatial externalities, space-time cycles, STARMA models, Mexico
Francisco José Delgado Rivero

Next Generation EU: a panorama and its dimension regional in Spain

In this note, we revise the new temporal recovery instrument of the EU, Next Generation EU, with 750,000 million for 2021-2027, with attention to the Spanish case. Like the other European funds, this new instrument, which will amount to more than 140,000 million for Spain between loans and aids, has clear regional and local implications, and poses not a few challenges that will also be addressed in this paper.


Keywords: European funds, Next Generation EU, covid-19, regional