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CEPAL Review

Cepal Review is the leading journal for the study of economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Edited by the Economic Commission for Latin America, each issue focuses on economic trends, industrialization, income distribution, technological development and monetary systems, as well as the implementation of economic reform and transfer of technology. Written in English and Spanish (Revista de la Cepal), each tri-annual issue offers approximately 12 studies and essays undertaken by authoritative experts or gathered from conference proceedings.

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Consensus and dissension among Mexican economists

This article identifies areas of agreement and disagreement among Mexican economists in relation to key issues of economics, on the basis of a survey of 360 members of the profession. The propositions eliciting the greatest consensus included: equity in income distribution, vigorous use of antitrust and consumer protection laws and the use of countercyclical fiscal policies. The most contentious issues were: private investment in the energy sector, the determinants of inflation, the minimum wage as a cause of unemployment and the objectives to be pursued by an independent central bank.

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