Policies to Promote Growth and Economic Efficiency in Mexico
Francisco Javier Arias-Vazquez (),
Oliver Azuara (),
Pedro Bernal (),
James Heckman and
Cajeme Villarreal ()
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Francisco Javier Arias-Vazquez: World Bank
Pedro Bernal: University of Chicago
Cajeme Villarreal: University of Chicago
No 4740, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
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.
Keywords: Mexico; family policy; informality; regulation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J13 L51 O17 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 54 pages
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