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Fri 24 May, '19
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MIEWorkshop
Cowling Room, S2.77

Macro & International Economics Workshop

Tue 28 May, '19
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CWIP Lunchtime Workshop - Mariana Racimo
S2.79

Title: VAT pass-through with an informal sector: Evidence from Mexico (with Pierre Bachas, Lucie Gadenne, Anders Jensen)

Abstract: In January 2014, the Mexican Value-Added Tax (VAT) was increased from 11% to 16% in areas close to international borders, while in the rest of the country the tax rate remained at 16%. Using a difference-in-differences approach for taxed products, we estimate the effect of the VAT on Mexican consumer prices to be equal to 20%. This figure increases to 26% when only formal stores are considered. By contrast, pass-through for informal stores is non-significant. Since poorer households tend to rely more on unregulated markets, the results in this work suggest that the existence of the informal retail sector can work as a market institution that shelters low-income consumers from adverse economic policy.

Fri 31 May, '19
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MIEWorkshop
Cowling Room, S2.77

Macro & International Economics Workshop

Wed 5 Jun, '19
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CAGE-AMES Workshop - Rigissa Megalokonomou
Fri 7 Jun, '19 - Sat 8 Jun, '19
9am - 6pm
Economics Theory Workshop

Runs from Friday, June 07 to Saturday, June 08.

Fri 7 Jun, '19
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MIEWorkshop
Cowling Room, S2.77

Macro & International Economics Workshop

Fri 14 Jun, '19
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MIEWorkshop
Cowling Room, S2.77

Macro & International Economics Workshop

Mon 17 Jun, '19
Instability Research Hub
Radcliffe House

Hosted by Roger Farmer and Jean-Philippe Bouchaud

More details when the program is confirmed

Fri 21 Jun, '19
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MIEWorkshop
Cowling Room, S2.77

Macro & International Economics Workshop