Special economic zones and their impact on regional economic development Zonas Económicas Especiales y su impacto sobre el desarrollo económico regional Academic Article in Scopus uri icon


  • © 2018 Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. All rights reserved. This paper offers a systematic review of the international literature addressing the impact of the Special Economic Zone (sez) model on regional economic development. By identifying, critically assessing, and compiling the most relevant and high-quality studies on the topic, the basic conditions for the success or failure of this industrial policy model come to light. Key results are then discussed with an eye to the characteristics of the states in which these models will be implemented in Mexico.

Publication date

  • April 1, 2018