Christian Gonzalez

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The Policy Research Working Paper Series disseminates the findings of work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues. An objective of the series is to get the findings out quickly, even if the presentations are less than fully polished. The papers carry the names of the authors and should be cited accordingly. The findings,(More)
Comprehending a language (or code) switch within a sentence context triggers 2 electrophysiological signatures: an early left anterior negativity post code switch onset - a LAN - followed by a Late Positive Component (LPC). Word class and word position modulate lexico-semantic processes in the monolingual brain, e.g., larger N400 amplitude for nouns than(More)
The federal government and most of the states are dissatisfied with the present setup of fiscal federalism in Mexico. On some issues, like the aggregate transfers size, the gain of one government would come at the direct expense of another. On many other issues, however, like raising tax collection and improving accountability for service delivery, there is(More)
This paper argues that legislative malapportionment, denoting a discrepancy between the share of legislative seats and the share of population held by electoral districts, serves as a tool for pre-democratic elites to preserve their political power and economic interests after a transition to democracy. We claim that legislative malapportionment enhances(More)
Big data sets can be cumbersome and difficult to understand. User­centered and interactive graphical displays help communicate messages from large and complex data as well as provide a new method to identify data trends outside of tabular or statistical analysis. Not all statistics need to be summarized numerically, sometimes a visualization can convey(More)
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