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Labor Earnings, Misallocation, and the Returns to Education in Mexico Presented by Dr. Santiago Levy

March 31, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Over the last two decades, Mexico has had an open trade regime, experienced macroeconomic stability, and made substantial progress in education. Why, then, have average workers' earnings stagnated and earnings for workers with more school have declined? This is likely explained by large and persistent distortions that misallocate resources towards less productive firms.

Join us on Thursday, March 31 for a lecture presented by Dr. Santiago Levy, Vice President for Sectors and Knowledge at the Inter-American Development Bank. This will be moderated by Jan Svejnar, James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy and the Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance.