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Policy Research Working Paper
Fuchs Alan, Rodriguez-Chamussy LourdesApr 01, 2014

The paper estimates the effects on presidential election returns in Mexico of a government climatic contingency transfer that is allocated through rainfall-indexed insurance. The analysis uses the discontinuity...

Policy Research Working Paper
Coppola Andrea, Fernholz Fernando, Glenday GrahamMar 01, 2014

This paper offers an assessment of the methodologies employed to estimate the economic opportunity cost of capital for public sector projects, relying on the Mexican case for an applied empirical exercise. The ...

Madrigal Marcelino, Jordan Rhonda LenaiJan 01, 2014

Mexico's 2010 national energy strategy aims to promote sustainability and simultaneously increase energy access by increasing the share of renewable resources used to generate energy. The wind farms of La ...

Policy Research Working Paper
Enamorado Ted, Lopez-Calva Luis F., Rodriguez-Castelan CarlosDec 01, 2013

Scholars have often argued that crime deters growth, but the empirical literature assessing such effect is scarce. By exploiting cross-municipality income and crime data for Mexico -- a country that experienced a ...


About three quarters of indigenous peoples in Mexico are poor, while only half of non indigenous people live below the official poverty line. Read More »

Country Director for Mexico and Colombia
Samuel Freije
Acting Lead Economist for Mexico and Colombia
Social Development

This paper aims at proposing a view of the middle class based on vulnerability to poverty. Read More »