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Diego Jiménez Hernández

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How Should Governments Intervene to Guarantee Universal Access to Private Goods?

Graduate Student Research Fellowship | 2019 - 2020 Academic Year

Governments spend considerable resources to subsidize the consumption of essential goods. In developing countries, they often use “ration store systems” where households can purchase up to a quota of food at a subsidized price. There is, however, little evidence on whether this type of policy is beneficial and whether there may be other types of policies that can better incentivize consumption. In this project, Jiménez Hernández studies the participation of the Mexican government in the milk market where households can purchase up to a specific quota of a low-cost government milk brand. He addresses the equilibrium consequences of having a government that sells you goods.


Diego Jiménez Hernández, Department of Economics

Diego Jiménez Hernández

Diego Jiménez Hernández is a PhD student in economics at Stanford University. His research interests lie at the intersection of industrial organization, development economics, and digitization. Prior to attending Stanford, he earned a BA in economics and an MA in economic theory at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City.

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