Octavio Escobar
Associate Professor of Economics at Paris School of Business
Affiliate Researcher at UMR 225-DIAL
Paris School of Business 
59 rue Nationale - 
75013 Paris, FRANCE
Email :
o.escobar at psbedu.paris
                 octavio.escobar at dauphine.fr

Research interests

International trade, foreign direct investment, productivity, informality, regional inequalities.


Could Mexico Become the 'New China'? Policy Drivers of Competitiveness and Productivity.  European Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 13, Issue 2, 2016 (with S. Dougherty) [Article] 

Spatial spillovers in Mexico's labour productivityRevue d'économie régionale & urbaine, n° 5/2016 [Article

Institutional Distance and Foreign Direct InvestmentReview of World Economics, Vol. 151, Issue 4, 2015 (with R. Cezar) [Article]

Population distribution, effective area and economic growthApplied Economics, Vol. 47, Issue 53, 2015 (with R. Chenavaz) [Article]

The influence of OPEC membership on economic development: A transaction cost comparative approach. Research in International Business and Finance Vol. 33, 2015 (with A. Le Chaffotec) [Article

The Determinants of Informality in Mexico's States. OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 1043, OECD Publishing, 2013 (with S. Dougherty) [Article]

Foreign direct investment (FDI) determinants and spatial spillovers across Mexico's states. Journal of International Trade and Economic Development Vol. 22, Issue 7, 2013 [Article]

Effective area as a measure of land factor. Economics Bulletin, Vol. 32, Issue 3, 2012 (with R. Chenavaz) [Article][Slides][Stata do file] [Data L3-level] [Data country-level

The (un)lucky neighbour: Differences in export performance across Mexico's states. Papers in Regional Science, Vol. 89, Issue 4, 2010 [Article]