The good, the bad and the ugly : the socio-economic impact of drug cartels and their violence in Mexico
Gutiérrez Romero, Roxana
Oviedo, Mónica
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada

Imprint: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada 2014
Description: 54 p.
Abstract: This paper assesses the impact that drug cartels and their associated violence have had on development in Mexico. For this purpose, we monitor official and media reports to identify where cartels have operated with and without drug related homicides. Using the difference-in-difference kernel matching method, we find that on the one hand, inequality declined to a large extent in areas where cartels were active without incidents of drug related homicides. On the other, poverty increased in areas that had both the lowest and the highest rates of drug related homicides. Two reasons could explain this increase in poverty. In the most violent areas the number of employers and remunerations declined in key industries, such as manufacturing. In the least violent areas poverty increased possibly due to people migrating from the more violent places.
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Language: Anglès.
Series: Documents de treball
Series: Document de treball (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada) ; 1407
Document: workingPaper
Subject: Crim organitzat ; Aspectes socials ; Mèxic ; Pobresa ; Violència ; Aspectes econòmics ; Drug Cartels ; Violence ; Poverty ; Inequality ; Education ; Migration ; Kernel matching

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