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Policies to Promote Growth and Economic Efficiency in Mexico

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  • Arias-Vazquez, Francisco Javier

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    (World Bank)

  • Azuara, Oliver

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    (Inter-American Development Bank)

  • Bernal, Pedro

    ()
    (University of Chicago)

  • Heckman, James J.

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    (University of Chicago)

  • Villarreal, Cajeme

    ()
    (University of Chicago)

Abstract

This paper discusses the problems facing the Mexican economy. It operates under a heavy burden of monopoly and regulation. We focus on two issues that should receive more attention in discussions of Mexican policy. (1) The family is under stress in Mexico and this retards the growth of skills of workforce. (2) The informal sector is large, mostly due to the heavy burden of monopoly and regulation. We find little evidence that the introduction of social protection programs for workers outside the formal sector have promoted the growth of the informal sector.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 4740.

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Length: 54 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2010
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  2. Mariana Pereira-López, 2014. "Indirect Job Creation and the Informal Sector in Mexico," Working Paper Series Sobre México 2014001, Sobre México. Temas en economía.
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