Friday October 16:

8:30                Transportation Hotel to CIDE

9:00 -9:15       Opening Ceremony by Dr. Jaime Sainz (Director CIDE Región Centro)

9:15-10:15 1st Keynote Talk: Enhancing productivity: a solution to the problem of ageing population

Dr. Geoff Hewings (University of Illinois)

10:15-10:30 Coffee/Tea Break

10:30-12:30 First session - Productivity of Mexican Regions

Moderator: Dr. Kurt Unger (CIDE)

“The regional productive performance of Mexican manufacturing firms” by Drs. Adrián de León & Irving  Llamosas (Universidad de Guadalajara, CUCEA)

- “Economic complexity and regional growth performance, evidence from the Mexican Economy”. Manuel Gómez (Banco de México)

- “Productivity programs, a leadership model”. Mtro. Carlos Amtmann (Vencom & Global)

- "Labor Productivity and its Regulatory Framework at Municipal Level”. Dr. Gerardo Castillo (CEESP)

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch at CIDE

14:00 – 15:00 Second Session - Productivity Issues

Moderator: Dra. Laura Atuesta (CIDE)

-  “Exploring Regional Convergence Productivity Patterns of SMEs in Mexico”. Dr. Miguel Flores (EGAP-ITESM)

-  “Estimating the Technical Efficiency of Mexican States”. Dr. Antonio Álvarez (Universidad de Oviedo)

15:00 – 16:00 2nd Keynote Talk: On the Identification of Production Functions: How Heterogeneous is Productivity?” Dr. Salvador Navarro (University of Western Ontario)

16:30 Transportation CIDE to Hotel

Saturday October 17:

9:00 Transportation Hotel to CIDE

9:30-10:30 3rd Keynote Talk: “Are the Most Productive Regions Necessarily the Most Successful?

Dr. Mark Partridge (University of Ohio)

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee/Tea Break

10:45 – 11:45 4th.  Keynote Talk “Modelling Challenges in Regional Productivity

Dr. Antonio Álvarez (Universidad de Oviedo)

11:45 – 12:45 Third Session - Applied Papers

Moderator: Dr. Antonio Álvarez (Universidad de Oviedo)

- “Stochastic frontier and decentralization in the municipalities of Mexico”. Lic. Alejandro Becerra (SHCP)

-  “Historical trades, skills and agglomeration economies”. Dr. Philipp Ehrl (Catholic University in Brasília)

12:45 – 14:15 Lunch at CIDE

14:15 – 15:15 Round table discussion “Regional Productivity: Going Forward” with Drs.Antonio Álvarez, Geoff Hewings, Salvador Navarro, Mark Partridge & Kurt Unger.

15:15 Closing of the Workshop 

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