Collective Remittances and the State in Mexican Municipalities

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Collective Remittances and the State in Mexican Municipalities

Monday, 15 October 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Venue: 
Latin American Centre Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk
Speaker(s): 
Covadonga Meseguer (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, Mexico)
Convenor: 
Dr Halbert Jones
Series: 
North American Studies Seminar Series

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The Mexican 3x1 Program for Migrants is a grant scheme through which
the municipal, state, and federal governments match by 3 to 1 the funds
that migrant clubs send to their hometowns to finance public projects.
This seminar will present municipal-level data on Program participation
for the period 2002–07 to evaluate both the economic and political
dimensions of the Program. Professor Meseguer’s research shows that
poorer municipalities are less likely to participate than those with
medium poverty levels and that the Program rewards PAN strongholds
rather than politically competitive municipalities.

Covadonga Meseguer is Associate Professor of International Studies at
the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico City.