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Does Automation in Rich Countries Hurt Developing Ones? Evidence from the U.S. and Mexico (English)

Following a couple of decades of offshoring, the fear today is of reshoring. Using administrative data on Mexican exports by municipality, sector and destination from 2004 to 2014, this paper investigates how local labor markets in Mexico that are more exposed to automation in the U.S. through trade fared in exports and employment outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8741 FEB 14, 2019

Artuc,Erhan; Christiaensen,Luc; Winkler,Hernan Jorge Disclosed

Can Environmental Cash Transfers Reduce Deforestation and Improve Social Outcomes ? A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Mexico’s National Program (2011-2014) (English)

Environmental conditional cash transfers, or "payments for ecosystem services" are a centerpiece of global efforts to protect biodiversity, safeguard watersheds, and mitigate climate change by reducing forest loss. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8707 JAN 17, 2019

Alix-Garcia,Jennifer M.; Sims,Katharine R. Emans; Orozco Olvera,Victor Hugo; Costica,Laura Elena; Fernandez Medina.Jorge David; Romo-Monroy,Sofia; Pagiola,Stefano P. Disclosed

Using Referenda to Improve Targeting and Decrease Costs of Conditional Cash Transfers (English)

Cost-effective allocation of conditional cash transfers (CCT) requires identifying recipients with low opportunity costs who might change behavior. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8708 JAN 17, 2019

Alix-Garcia,Jennifer M.; Sims,Katharine R. Emans; Phaneuf,Daniel J. Disclosed

Highway Politics in a Divided Government : Evidence from Mexico (English)

This paper combines local election results and geo-referenced road construction data over 1993-2012 to investigate political bias in road infrastructure investment in a democratic setting, focusing on the case of Mexico. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8710 JAN 17, 2019

Selod,Harris; Soumahoro,Souleymane Disclosed

Persistent Misallocation and the Returns to Education in Mexico (English)

Over the last two decades, Mexico has experienced macroeconomic stability, an open trade regime, and substantial progress in education. Yet average workers' earnings have stagnated, and earnings of those with higher schooling have fallen, compressing the earnings distribution and lowering the returns to education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8690 JAN 07, 2019

Levy,Santiago; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe Disclosed

Comprehensive Private School Model for Low-Income Urban Children in Mexico (English)

In low-income countries, private schools are perceived as superior alternatives to the public sector, often improving achievement at a fraction of the cost. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8669 DEC 10, 2018

Santibanez,Lucrecia; Saavedra,Juan E.; Bentaouet Kattan,Raja; Patrinos,Harry Anthony Disclosed

¿Qué impacto ha tenido la política de autonomía de la gestión escolar sobre la calidad de los servicios educativos? : Evaluación del programa en México 2001-2016 (Spanish)

Esta síntesis presenta los resultados de una evaluación de impacto del PEC desde su creaciónen 2001 al 2016. Los resultados se presentan en forma separada para las escuelas primarias ysecundarias. ... See More +

Working Paper 132267 NOV 26, 2018

Cabrera,Francisco; Silveyra De La Garza,Marcela Lucia; Yanez Pagans,Monica; Bedoya,Juan Disclosed

Mexico : Country Program Evaluation - An Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Support to Mexico (2008–17) (Vol. 2) : Overview (Spanish)

This evaluation assesses the development effectiveness of the Bank Group’s country program in Mexico between 2008 and 2017 to inform the next CPF (FY19). ... See More +

Working Paper 131843 NOV 07, 2018

Disclosed

Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Mexico (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 131767 OCT 31, 2018

Disclosed

FDI and the Skill Premium : Evidence from Emerging Economies (English)

Foreign direct investment may play an important role in transferring technologies from high-income to emerging economies, which can lead to uneven effects on the wages of skilled and unskilled workers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8613 OCT 12, 2018

Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Nayyar,Gaurav; Toews,Gerhard; Vezina,Pierre-Louis Disclosed

Mexico : Country Program Evaluation - An Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Support to Mexico (2008–17) (English)

This evaluation assesses the development effectiveness of the Bank Group’s country program in Mexico between 2008 and 2017 to inform the next CPF (FY19). ... See More +

Working Paper 131843 JUN 27, 2018

Spanish Disclosed

Sowing the seeds for rural finance : the impact of support services for credit unions in Mexico (English)

This paper studies the impact of a program that provides grants for technical assistance on the interest rates and outreach of credit unions in Mexico. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8483 JUN 21, 2018

Bruhn,Miriam; Reddy,Rekha; Ruiz Ortega,Claudia Disclosed

Promoting Competition in Local Markets in Mexico : A Subnational Application of the World Bank Group's Markets and Competition Policy Assessment Tool (English)

Stagnant productivity growth and high disparities in productivity levels across Mexican states have been holding back economic growth. In general, Mexico’s federal government has a solid competition policy framework in place. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000133 JUN 01, 2018

Gramegna Mesa,Soulange Fatima; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Villaran,Lucia Disclosed

Predicting individual wellbeing through test scores : evidence from a national assessment in Mexico (English)

This paper constructs two longitudinal datasets that record students' test scores in a national standardized exam in Mexico and track students from the end of primary (Grade 6) to the end of lower (Grade 9) and upper (Grade 12) secondary school, then to university and labor market participation up to two years after graduation from upper secondary. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8459 MAY 30, 2018

De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.; Estrada,Ricardo; Vargas,Maria Jose Disclosed

Paris climate agreement and the global economy : winners and losers (English)

The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement was the first instance of countries adhering to take a collective action against global warming. More than 190 countries came forward and submitted their contributions in the form of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, reflective of their ability and capacity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as each country set its own targets and actions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8392 APR 02, 2018

Mani,Muthukumara S.; Hussein,Zekarias; Gopalakrishnan,Badri Narayanan; Wadhwa,Deepika Disclosed

Access to employment and property values in Mexico (English)

Location is one of the main characteristics households consider when buying a property or deciding where to live, since it determines accessibility to employment subcenters and public transport stations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8383 MAR 27, 2018

Atuesta,Laura H.; Ibarra-Olivo,J. Eduardo; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Deichmann,Uwe Disclosed

Optimizing investments in the national HIV response of Mexico (English)

Despite a substantial improvement in controlling new infections of HIV over the last ten years, Mexico is experiencing a low-level epidemic with approximately 180,000 people living with HIV (Spectrum, 2013), making it the fourth ranking country in Latin America with regards to the number of people with the disease (PLHIV). ... See More +

Working Paper 126024 MAR 01, 2018

Gutierrez,Catalina; Lavadenz,Fernando; Macias,Claudia; Petravic,Janka; Lavadenz,Luis Disclosed

Hit and run ? income shocks and school dropouts in Latin America (English)

How do labor income shocks affect household investment in upper secondary and tertiary schooling? Using longitudinal data from 2005-15 for Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, this paper explores the effect of a negative household income shock on the enrollment status of youth ages 15 to 25. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8344 FEB 20, 2018

Cerutti,Paula Maria; Crivellaro,Elena; Reyes,German Jeremias; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto Disclosed

ICT adoption and wage inequality : evidence from Mexican firms (English)

This paper uses a panel of firms from the Mexican Economic Censuses and analyzes at the microeconomic level how labor markets adapt to the adoption of information and communication technologies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8298 JAN 09, 2018

Pereira Lopez,Mariana De La Paz; Iacovone,Leonardo Disclosed

Micro-level analysis of Mexican retail markets and their response to changes in market structure and competition policies (English)

This paper develops the following price indicators to measure the relative efficiency (functioning) of markets: (a) price dispersion, (b) price volatility, and (c) price transmission (speed, completeness, and symmetry). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8294 JAN 08, 2018

Sanchez Bayardo,Luis Fernando; Gonzalez,Alvaro S.; Iacovone,Leonardo Disclosed

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Does Automation in Rich Countries Hurt Developing Ones? Evidence from the U.S. and Mexico (English)
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FEB 14, 2019 WPS8741 Policy Research Working Paper
Can Environmental Cash Transfers Reduce Deforestation and Improve Social Outcomes ? A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Mexico’s National Program (2011-2014) (English)
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JAN 17, 2019 WPS8707 Policy Research Working Paper
Using Referenda to Improve Targeting and Decrease Costs of Conditional Cash Transfers (English)
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JAN 17, 2019 WPS8708 Policy Research Working Paper
Highway Politics in a Divided Government : Evidence from Mexico (English)
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JAN 17, 2019 WPS8710 Policy Research Working Paper
Persistent Misallocation and the Returns to Education in Mexico (English)
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JAN 07, 2019 WPS8690 Policy Research Working Paper
Comprehensive Private School Model for Low-Income Urban Children in Mexico (English)
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DEC 10, 2018 WPS8669 Policy Research Working Paper
¿Qué impacto ha tenido la política de autonomía de la gestión escolar sobre la calidad de los servicios educativos? : Evaluación del programa en México 2001-2016 (Spanish)
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NOV 26, 2018 132267 Working Paper
Mexico : Country Program Evaluation - An Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Support to Mexico (2008–17) (Vol. 2) : Overview (Spanish)
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NOV 07, 2018 131843 Working Paper
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Mexico (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131767 Working Paper
FDI and the Skill Premium : Evidence from Emerging Economies (English)
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OCT 12, 2018 WPS8613 Policy Research Working Paper
Mexico : Country Program Evaluation - An Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Support to Mexico (2008–17) (English)
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JUN 27, 2018 131843 Working Paper Spanish
Sowing the seeds for rural finance : the impact of support services for credit unions in Mexico (English)
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JUN 21, 2018 WPS8483 Policy Research Working Paper
Promoting Competition in Local Markets in Mexico : A Subnational Application of the World Bank Group's Markets and Competition Policy Assessment Tool (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 AUS0000133 Working Paper
Predicting individual wellbeing through test scores : evidence from a national assessment in Mexico (English)
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MAY 30, 2018 WPS8459 Policy Research Working Paper
Paris climate agreement and the global economy : winners and losers (English)
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APR 02, 2018 WPS8392 Policy Research Working Paper
Access to employment and property values in Mexico (English)
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MAR 27, 2018 WPS8383 Policy Research Working Paper
Optimizing investments in the national HIV response of Mexico (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 126024 Working Paper
Hit and run ? income shocks and school dropouts in Latin America (English)
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FEB 20, 2018 WPS8344 Policy Research Working Paper
ICT adoption and wage inequality : evidence from Mexican firms (English)
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JAN 09, 2018 WPS8298 Policy Research Working Paper
Micro-level analysis of Mexican retail markets and their response to changes in market structure and competition policies (English)
See More +
JAN 08, 2018 WPS8294 Policy Research Working Paper