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Descentralización y Federalismo Fiscal en México
[Decentralization and Fiscal Federalism in Mexico]


  • Cabrera-Castellanos, Luis F.
  • Lozano-Cortés, René


In this paper we analyze the evolution and current situation of the Mexican Fiscal Federalism. Our diagnosis showed that deep structural inequalities in the country is present, both internally and in comparison with the countries of the OECD. We pointed out the low financial autonomy of the subnational governments and the system of transferences in force is examined. Also, we evaluate the current transferences and we conclude that deep innefficiency and inequality problems remains.

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  • Cabrera-Castellanos, Luis F. & Lozano-Cortés, René, 2008. "Descentralización y Federalismo Fiscal en México
    [Decentralization and Fiscal Federalism in Mexico]
    ," MPRA Paper 10572, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:10572

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    1. Isabelle Joumard, 2005. "Getting the Most Out of Public Sector Decentralisation in Mexico," OECD Economics Department Working Papers 453, OECD Publishing.
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    Descentralización; Federalismo Fiscal; Transferencias; México;

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    • H77 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism
    • H73 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Interjurisdictional Differentials and Their Effects

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