Regional Income Distribution in Mexico: New Long-Term Evidence, 1895-2010

UB economics Working Papers E15/323

38 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2015

Date Written: February 2, 2015


In the last years, Economic History literature has paid close attention to the long-term changes undertaken by regional income inequality in different countries after the integration of their domestic markets. Nevertheless, this literature has mainly focused on developed economies (US and Europe). New evidence is required from peripheral economies, where economic growth has had different features, and income inequality may have been dominated by other forces and followed different trends. The aim of this paper is to analyse several dimensions of the long-term evolution of Mexican regional income inequality, from the early stages of domestic markets integration to the present (1895–2010). This analysis may be taken as basis for further explanatory analysis and may contribute to the emergence of new hypothesis to explain the long-term changes in regional inequality in peripheral economies.

Keywords: Economic History, Regional Inequality, Economic Growth.

JEL Classification: N16, N96, R11.

Suggested Citation

Aguilar-Retureta, José, Regional Income Distribution in Mexico: New Long-Term Evidence, 1895-2010 (February 2, 2015). UB economics Working Papers E15/323. Available at SSRN: or

José Aguilar-Retureta (Contact Author)

University of Barcelona ( email )

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
Barcelona, 08007

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