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Genaro Sánchez Barajas

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PhD. Genaro Sánchez Barajas, from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), focuses his research on economic development, fiscal policy, regional development, small company’s improvement and empirical econometrics, paying special attention to Latin America. His most recent books and publications are: Evaluation of the Mexican fiscal federalism; Macroeconomic environment and perspectives of the Mexican micro and small firms; o The fiscal policy as an instrument of the economic policy.

CLAS had the honor to welcome Dr. Genaro Sánchez Barajas and his seminar “The Mexican experience related to the Promotion of the Regional Development” (5RE481) between 12th and 21st November of 2012. During this course students obtained information about the recent history of Mexico and its regional and political, both in a theoretical and practical way.

Syllabus of the seminar:

  • Origin and evolution of the spatial economic theory, source of the regional development;
  • Definition, evolution and assessment  of  concepts such as   localization, competitiveness, attractiveness, security, sustainability, productivity, and so on    inserted in the theory of “Regional development”;
  • Discussion of two  papers  published  by respected  European experts;
  • Mexican regional policies settled down during the last thirty years;
  • Explanation of the importance  and characteristics that    firms must have to  upgrade territories, economies and societies;
  • Presentation of   indicators  of competitiveness and attractiveness used in Mexico to measure the regional results reached out with the public policies in the industry, commerce and services´ sectors. Macroeconomic competitiveness;
  • Ecological indicators that build up regional development;
  • Microeconomic  competitiveness;
  • Competitiviness by firms ‘size;
  • The most competitive Mexican federal entities;
  • Regional attractiveness for productive, profitable and sustainable  investment;
  • Fiscal policy for the improvement of the economy territorially from 2012 to 2018;