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The Price and Welfare Effects of The Value-Added Tax: Evidence from Mexico

The Price and Welfare Effects of The Value-Added Tax: Evidence from Mexico »

Volume/Issue: 2018/240

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rodrigo Mariscal , and Alejandro Werner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484381632.001

ISBN: 9781484381632

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Mexico, Value-Added Tax, Tax Incidence, Economic Welfare, Inflation Pass-Through, Difference-in-differences, Incidence, Models with Panel Data

In this paper we analyze the incidence of the VAT and its effects on the income distribution. To identify these effects, we rely on two tax reforms undertaken in Mexico that increased the VAT rate for a group of ci...

The Price and Welfare Effects of The Value-Added Tax: Evidence from Mexico1

The Price and Welfare Effects of The Value-Added Tax: Evidence from Mexico1 »

Source: The Price and Welfare Effects of The Value-Added Tax: Evidence from Mexico

Volume/Issue: 2018/240

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rodrigo Mariscal , and Alejandro Werner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484381632

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Mexico, Value-Added Tax, Tax Incidence, Economic Welfare, Inflation Pass-Through, Difference-in-differences, Incidence, Models with Panel Data

In this paper we analyze the incidence of the VAT and its effects on the income distribution. To identify these effects, we rely on two tax reforms undertaken in Mexico that increased the VAT rate for a group of ci...

How Do Migration and Remittances Affect Inequality? A Case Study of Mexico

How Do Migration and Remittances Affect Inequality? A Case Study of Mexico »

Source: How Do Migration and Remittances Affect Inequality? A Case Study of Mexico

Volume/Issue: 2018/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zsoka Koczan , and Franz Loyola

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2018

ISBN: 9781484361634

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Mexico, Migration, Remittances, inequality, Firm Behavior, International Lending and Debt Problems

The poverty-reducing effects of remittances have been well-documented, however, their effects on inequality are less clear. This paper examines the impact of remittances on inequality in Mexico using household-leve...

How Do Migration and Remittances Affect Inequality? A Case Study of Mexico

How Do Migration and Remittances Affect Inequality? A Case Study of Mexico »

Volume/Issue: 2018/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zsoka Koczan , and Franz Loyola

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484361634.001

ISBN: 9781484361634

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Mexico, Migration, Remittances, inequality, Firm Behavior, International Lending and Debt Problems

The poverty-reducing effects of remittances have been well-documented, however, their effects on inequality are less clear. This paper examines the impact of remittances on inequality in Mexico using household-leve...

Resource Misallocation and Productivity: Evidence from Mexico

Resource Misallocation and Productivity: Evidence from Mexico »

Volume/Issue: 2018/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Florian Misch , and Christian Saborowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484353578.001

ISBN: 9781484353578

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Mexico, Resource Misallocation; Productivity; Distortions, Resource Misallocation, Productivity, Distortions Author&;amp;#x2019;s, Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

This paper explores the role for specific structural distortions in explaining Mexico's weak productivity growth through the resource misallocation channel. The paper makes two contributions. First, we validate the...

Resource Misallocation and Productivity: Evidence from Mexico

Resource Misallocation and Productivity: Evidence from Mexico »

Source: Resource Misallocation and Productivity: Evidence from Mexico

Volume/Issue: 2018/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Florian Misch , and Christian Saborowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484353578

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Mexico, Resource Misallocation; Productivity; Distortions, Resource Misallocation, Productivity, Distortions Author&;amp;#x2019;s, Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

This paper explores the role for specific structural distortions in explaining Mexico's weak productivity growth through the resource misallocation channel. The paper makes two contributions. First, we validate the...

A New Action-based Dataset of Fiscal Consolidation in Latin America and the Caribbean

A New Action-based Dataset of Fiscal Consolidation in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2018/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio David , and Daniel Leigh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 April 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484353059.001

ISBN: 9781484353059

Keywords: Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Taxation, Uruguay, Western Hemisphere, Argentina, Fiscal policy, Guatemala, Jamaica

This paper presents a new database of fiscal consolidations for 14 Latin American and Caribbean economies during 1989-2016. We focus on discretionary changes in taxes and government spending primarily motivated by...

A New Action-based Dataset of Fiscal Consolidation in Latin America and the Caribbean1

A New Action-based Dataset of Fiscal Consolidation in Latin America and the Caribbean1 »

Source: A New Action-based Dataset of Fiscal Consolidation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2018/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio David , and Daniel Leigh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 April 2018

ISBN: 9781484353059

Keywords: Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Taxation, Uruguay, Western Hemisphere, Argentina, Fiscal policy, Guatemala, Jamaica

This paper presents a new database of fiscal consolidations for 14 Latin American and Caribbean economies during 1989-2016. We focus on discretionary changes in taxes and government spending primarily motivated by...

Chapter 5. Barriers to Integration for Pension Funds

Chapter 5. Barriers to Integration for Pension Funds »

Source: Financial Integration in Latin America : A New Strategy for a New Normal

Series: Books

Author(s): Charles Enoch , Wouter Bossu , Carlos Caceres , and Diva Singh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2017

ISBN: 9781513520247

Keywords: Cross-border banking, Financial integration, Latin American regional banking, commodity supercycle, fragmentation, international banking system, growth, policymaking, Latin America, regional financial integration

Pension funds are becoming increasingly important in financial markets in the LA-7 (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Uruguay). The size of these pension funds has surpassed 17 percent of GD...

Chapter 3. Barriers to Integration in Banking

Chapter 3. Barriers to Integration in Banking »

Source: Financial Integration in Latin America : A New Strategy for a New Normal

Series: Books

Author(s): Charles Enoch , Wouter Bossu , Carlos Caceres , and Diva Singh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2017

ISBN: 9781513520247

Keywords: Cross-border banking, Financial integration, Latin American regional banking, commodity supercycle, fragmentation, international banking system, growth, policymaking, Latin America, regional financial integration

Figure 3.1). Since the liberalization of financial systems in the 1990s, most assets in the LA-7 countries are with private banks (about 60 percent of LA-7 GDP), while assets in public banks rem...