Regional Integration and Productivity: The Experiences of Brazil and Mexico

Aug 2003
This document was presented in the Trade and Integration Network of the Regional Policy Dialogue for the 5th Hemispheric Meeting celebrated on August 14th and 15th, 2003. It covers a review of the links between trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) and total factor productivity (TFP). Also discussed are Brazil and Mexico's integration strategies and an econometric analysis of the impact of integration on productivity based on plant level, manufacturing data.