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Fiscal Policy and Natural Resource Entitlements: Who Benefits from Mexican Oil?

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This paper suggests a new approach to analysing the distribution of natural resource revenues and applies it to the case of Mexico. It defines a natural resource entitlement as a citizen’s per capita share of their country’s natural resource rents. The main finding is that, according to official estimates, Mexican fiscal policy transfers oil entitlements from the bottom 90 percent of the population to the top 10 percent of the population. This implies that, although fiscal policy is progressi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
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Author
Publisher:
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Publisher's website
Series:
OIES paper
Publication date:
2012-01-01
Paper number:
WPM 46
ISBN:
9781907555466
Language:
English
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ora:10330
Deposit date:
2015-03-02

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