The Informal Economy of Veracruz State During the Fox Administration

  title={The Informal Economy of Veracruz State During the Fox Administration},
  author={Gregory J. Brock and Gregory Jie Robert Tian and Gregory Jie Robert Yarbrough},
  journal={The Journal of Developing Areas},
  pages={153 - 168}
Using recently available night lights and electricity consumption data for the 212 municipios (counties) of Veracruz state in southern Mexico, the informal economy is analyzed at the Mexican county level for the first time with such data. Most counties between 2000 and 2006 are found to have growing informal economies though the richest county, Boca Del Rio, exhibits a decline in informality suggesting a few wealthier counties may behave differently. Counties have a larger formal economy if… Expand
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