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Policies to Promote Growth and Economic Efficiency in Mexico

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  • Arias, Javier
  • Azuara, Oliver
  • Bernal, Pedro
  • Heckman, James
  • Villarreal, Cajeme

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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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  2. Gordon H. Hanson, 2010. "Why Isn't Mexico Rich?," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 48(4), pages 987-1004, December.
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  6. World Bank, 2013. "Toward a More Competitive Business Environment," World Bank Other Operational Studies 16581, The World Bank.
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  8. Azuara, Oliver & Marinescu, Ioana, 2011. "Informality and the expansion of social protection programs," MPRA Paper 35073, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  9. Richard M. Bird & Michael Smart, 2012. "Financing Social Expenditures in Developing Countries: Payroll or Value Added Taxes?," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University paper1206, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
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