The Sustainability of Mexico Subnational Debt
Del Castillo de la Fuente, Ernesto
MetadatosMostrar el registro completo del ítem
After the costly bailout of subnational public finances in 1995, the Mexican central government began a process of fiscal decentralization aimed to prevent unsustainable debt levels and further subnational bailouts. Despite the efforts, between 1996 and 2016, subnational debt grew ten times in nominal terms. As a response, the Ley de Disciplina Financiera de las Entidades Federativas y los Municipios (hencefort LDF) was enacted in 2016. The LDF included a new fiscal rule intended to discipline subnational governments. The purpose of this dissertation is two-fold. First, it provides an assessment of Mexican states' and municipalities' debts from 1993 to 2017, paying particular attention to the effects of the 2008-09 global financial crisis. Second, it evaluates the effectiveness of the new fiscal rule encoded in the LDF.