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Challenges to the Effective Implementation of Competition Policy in Regulated Sectors: The Case of Telecommunications in Mexico (with Oliver Solano and Rafael del Villar), Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business (2006)

This article reviews Mexico’s competition law and policy, with particular emphasis on the challenges that...

 

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Income, Mortality and Literacy Distribution Dynamics across States in Mexico: 1940-2000, Cuadernos de Economía (Latin American Journal of Economics) (2005)

This paper analyzes the dynamics of the distributions of per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP),...

 

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El Índice de Desarrollo Humano y su aplicación a las entidades federativas en México, Gaceta de Economía (2005)

En este trabajo se analiza al Índice de Desarrollo Humano (IDH) como medida de desarrollo...

 

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Nominal wage rigidities in Mexico: evidence from social security records (with Sara G. Castellanos and David S. Kaplan), Journal of Development Economics (2004)

This paper analyzes the existence and extent of downward nominal wage rigidities in the Mexican...

 

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Conditional Income Support Programs: The Case of Mexico’s Oportunidades, Chicago Policy Review (2003)

This paper describes the main features of Oportunidades, an innovative poverty alleviation program recently implemented...

 

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Un modelo de equilibrio general dinámico del impuesto al activo, Gaceta de Economía (1996)

Este trabajo extiende el modelo neoclásico de crecimiento para incluir un impuesto al activo como...

 

Contributions to Books and Reports

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Drivers of Growth in Nonresource-Rich Sub-Saharan African Countries (with Isabell Adenauer, Kareem Ismail, Alun Thomas, and Masafumi Yabara), Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa. Keeping the Pace (2013)
 

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La gestion des flux de capitaux volatils : expérience et leçons des marchés pionniers d’Afrique subsaharienne (with Cheikh Anta Gueye, Javier Arze del Granado, Mumtaz Hussain, Byung Kyoon Jang, Sebastian Weber, and Juan Sebastián Corrales), Perspectives économiques régionales, Afrique subsaharienne, Maintenir le rythme (2013)
 

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Les moteurs de la croissance dans les pays d’Afrique subsaharienne pauvres en ressources naturelles (with Isabell Adenauer, Kareem Ismael, Alun Thomas, and Masafumi Yabara), Perspectives économiques régionales, Afrique subsaharienne, Maintenir le rythme (2013)
 

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Managing Volatile Capital Flows: Experiences and Lessons for Sub-Saharan African Frontier Markets (with Cheikh Anta Gueye, Javier Arze del Granado, Mumtaz Hussain, Byung Kyoon Jang, Sebastian Weber, and Juan Sebastián Corrales), Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa. Keeping the Pace (2013)
 

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Namibia: Promoting Inclusive Growth and Employment (with Antonio David and Floris Fleermuys), Guidance Note on Jobs and Growth Issues in Surveillance and Program Work - Supplement on Country Case Studies (2013)

This supplement provides case studies of how countries around the world have addressed jobs and...

 

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Inclusive Growth in sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence for six countries from the recent high-growth episode (with Abebe Aemro Selassie and Alun Thomas), Commodity Prices and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries (2012)

This chapter focuses on the apparent disconnect between recent growth and poverty outcomes in sub-Saharan...

 

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La transformation structurelle en Afrique subsaharienne (with Alun Thomas and John Wakeman-Linn), Perspectives économiques régionales : Afrique subsaharienne (2012)

Nous analysons ici le degré de transformation structurelle, mesuré par la migration des travailleurs des...

 

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Structural Transformation in sub-Saharan Africa (with Alun Thomas and John Wakeman-Linn), Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa. Maintaining Growth in an Uncertain World (2012)

This chapter analyzes the extent to which structural transformation, defined as the shift of workers...

 

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Botswana—Fiscal Policy Practices in a Natural Resource-Rich Economy (with Lamin Leigh), Macroeconomic policy frameworks for resource-rich developing countries - Background Paper 1 - Supplement 1 (2012)

Botswana’s management of its mineral revenues has been justly acclaimed. Commentators have lauded Botswana’s ability...

 

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Entretenir la croissance dans un climat mondial d’incertitude (with Maitland MacFarlan, Sean Nolan, and Jon Shields), Perspectives économiques régionales: Afrique subsaharienne (2012)

La croissance économique reste vigoureuse en Afrique subsaharienne malgré l’affaiblissement de la conjoncture économique mondiale....

 

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Sustaining Growth amid Global Uncertainty (with Maitland MacFarlan, Sean Nolan, and Jon Shields), Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa (2012)

Sub-Saharan Africa continues to record strong economic growth, despite the weaker global economic environment. Regional...

 

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Dans quelle mesure la forte croissance récente de l’Afrique a-t-elle été solidaire? (with Abebe Aemro Selassie and Alun Thomas), Perspectives économiques régionales, Afrique subsaharienne, Maintenir la croissance (2011)

Ce chapitre traite de la déconnexion apparente entre la croissance récente et les résultats en...

 

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How Inclusive Has Africa’s Recent High-Growth Episode Been? (with Abebe Aemro Selassie and Alun Thomas), Regional Economic Outlook, Sub-Saharan Africa, Sustaining the Expansion (2011)

This chapter focuses on the apparent disconnect between recent growth and poverty outcomes in sub-Saharan...

 

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La desnutrición infantil en México en perspectiva internacional: 1988-2006, Nutrición y Pobreza: Política Pública Basada en Evidencia (2008)
 

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El Índice de Desarrollo humano y su aplicación a las entidades federativas en México, Medición del desarrollo humano en México (2006)

En este trabajo se analiza al Índice de Desarrollo Humano (IDH) como medida de desarrollo...

 

Books and Reports

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Angola: Second Post-Program Monitoring Staff Report (with Javier Kapsoli, Mauro Mecagni, Christine Richmond, Nicholas Staines, Sebastian Weber, Irene Yackovlev, and Mary Zephirin) (2014)

Angola has returned to a path of solid economic growth, with single-digit inflation, a strong...

 

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Angola: Segunda Monitorização Pós-Programa, Relatório do Corpo Técnico (with Javier Kapsoli, Mauro Mecagni, Christine Richmond, Nicholas Staines, Sebastian Weber, Irene Yackovlev, and Mary Zephirin) (2014)

Angola regressou a um caminho de crescimento económico sólido, com inflação de um dígito, uma...

 

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Managing Volatile Capital Flows Experiences and Lessons for Sub-Saharan African Frontier Markets (with Trevor Alleyne, Cheikh Anta Gueye, Javier Arze del Granado, Mumtaz Hussain, Byung Kyoon Jang, Sebastian Weber, and Juan Sebastian Corrales) (2014)
 

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Youth at Risk in Latin America and the Caribbean. Understanding the Causes, Realizing the Potential (with Linda McGinnis, Cornelia Tesliuc, and Dorte Verner) (2008)
 

Working Papers

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Benchmarking Structural Transformation Across the World (with Era Dabla-Norris, Alun Thomas, and Yingyuan Chen), IMF Working Paper No. 13/176 (2013)

This paper documents stylized facts on the process of structural transformation around the world and...

 

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Cambios en la Composición del Empleo y Evolución de la Productividad del Trabajo en el Sector Formal de la Economía Mexicana: 2000-2005, Documento de Investigación, No. 2006-03, Dirección General de Investigación Económica, Banco de México (2006)

En los últimos cinco años, se ha observado una recomposición importante del empleo formal en...

 

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Factor Shares from Household Survey Data, Documento de Investigación, No. 2005-05, Dirección General de Investigación Económica, Banco de México (2005)

This paper proposes a method for estimating the factor shares using cross sectional household survey...

 

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Rigideces Salariales en México: Evidencia de los Registros del IMSS (with Sara G. Castellanos and David S. Kaplan), Documento de Investigación (2004)

Analizamos la existencia y la magnitud de rigideces salariales nominales en el mercado laboral mexicano....

 

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Nominal Wage Rigidities in Mexico: Evidence from Social Security Records (with Sara G. Castellanos and David S. Kaplan), National Bureau of Economic Research (2004)

This paper analyses the existence and extent of downward nominal wage rigidities in the Mexican...

 

Popular Press and Blog Posts

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Hablando, de forma honesta, se entiende la gente, Foco Económico (2014)

Esta contribución al blog Foco Económico demuestra que los niveles de penetración en México de...

 

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Traduciendo condiciones demográficas favorables en mayor crecimiento, Foco Económico (2013)

Este artículo intenta mostrar que inclusive si las condiciones demográficas son favorables no existe garantía...

 

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Moderando nuestro entusiasmo: las condiciones demográficas no tan prometedoras de México, Foco Económico (2013)

Este artículo argumenta que a pesar de que la población de México está creciendo y...

 

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La Riqueza de la Nación, Este País (2012)

El concepto de Producto Interno Bruto suele confundirse con el de riqueza, a pesar de...

 

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El costo económica de la migración mexicana hacia Estados Unidos, 1980-2005, Este País (2008)

Este artículo muestra que la emigración constituye una importante pérdida para México. Si bien la...

 

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La Riqueza de la Nación, El Semanario de Economía y Finanzas (2008)
 

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Hoy no Circula. Una política pública ineficaz, Reforma, suplemento Enfoque (2007)
 

Presentations

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The evolution of poverty and inequality in sub-Saharan Africa over the period 1980-2010: what do we (and can we) know given the data available?, CSAE 2014 Conference: Economic Development in Africa, Center for the Study of African Economies (2014)
 

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Benchmarking Structural Transformation Across the World (with Era Dabla-Norris, Alun H. Thomas, and Yingyuan Chen), Jobs and Growth Seminar, International Monetary Fund (2013)

Presentation given at the IMF's Jobs and Growth Seminar on December 13, 2013, based on...

 

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La croissance élevée récente de l’Afrique subsaharienne est-elle soutenable?, Development Therapy, Centre for Finance and Development (2013)
 

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The Inclusiveness of Africa’s Recent High-Growth Episode: Evidence from Six Countries (with Abebe Aemro Selassie and Alun Thomas), 2012 Economic Development in Africa, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) (2012)
 

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Développement du système financier de l'UEMOA après 2006, Banque Centrale des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (BCEAO) (2012)
 

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Aspectos Macroeconómicos do Crescimento Inclusivo (with Victor D. Lledó), Seminário Sobre os Desafios do Crescimento Económico e do Emprego em Moçambique (2011)
 

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Macroeconomics of Inclusive Growth (with Victor D. Lledó), Seminar on Growth, Transformation, and Job Creation in Mozambique (2011)
 

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Resultados de la encuesta de percepción entre ciudadanos estadounidenses y canadienses residentes en México, Unidad de Seguros, Pensiones y Seguridad Social, Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público (2008)

Esta presentación resume los principales resultados de una encuesta de percepción entre ciudadanos estadounidenses y...

 

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La Riqueza de la Nación, Desarrollo Económico I, ITAM (2008)
 

Miscelaneous

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A Review of Morten Jerven's 'Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do About It' (2014)

Book review of Morten Jerven’s Poor Numbers. How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics...

 

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Book review of Angus Deaton’s 'The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality' (2014)

Book review of Angus Deaton’s "The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality,"...

 

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Structural Transformation in sub-Saharan Africa (with Alun H. Thomas and John Wakeman-Linn), Africa Policy Journal (2013)

This article summarizes the main results of the chapter with the same title that appeared...

 

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What is Engel's Law? (2012)

This presentation provides a brief, non-technical introduction to Engel's law, one of the most important...

 

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Bulletin du FMI Podcast: Promouvoir une croissance inclusive (with Alun Thomas) (2011)

Bulletin du FMI Podcast Entretiene avec Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu et Alun Thomas du Departament Afrique du...

 

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IMF Survey Podcasts: Promoting Growth-for-All (with Alun Thomas) (2011)

Interview with Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu and Alun Thomas, from the IMF’s African Department, IMF Survey Podcasts...

 

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Un modelo de equilibrio general dinámico del impuesto al activo (1996)

Tesis que para obtener el título de Licenciado en Economía presentó Claudio Rodrigo García Verdú...