Income adjustment in Mexico with a Bayesian approach

  • Fredy Yair Montes Rivera Colegio de Postgraduados
  • Paulino Pérez Rodríguez Colegio de Postgraduados
  • Sergio Pérez Elizalde Colegio de Postgraduados
Keywords: Pareto, Lognormal, Dagum distributions, algorithm, Gini’s coefficient, Lorenz’s curve
JEL Classification: C02, C11, C12, C13, C15


In this work, three distributions are proposed (Pareto, Lognormal and Dagum) to model the income of mexican population, by using the Bayesian approach. It was found that the Dagum model was the one that best describes the data. The posterior distributions of the quantities of interest were obtained by using Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods. The analysis was done by using data from the years 1998, 2002 and 2008. The results shown that the distribution income is quite unequal, which is not in agreement with the results reported by Centro de Estudios de las Finanzas Públicas, H. Cámara de Diputados.


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How to Cite
Montes RiveraF., Pérez RodríguezP., & Pérez ElizaldeS. (2012). Income adjustment in Mexico with a Bayesian approach. Estudios Económicos, 27(2), 273-293.
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