This paper describes the construction of a highly disaggregated Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for the Mexican economy for year 2008. It presents the methodology and data sources used, assumptions made, criteria adopted to disaggregate the SAM’s accounts and the main results obtained. The Mexico SAM was built as the main data base for the calibration of a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Model, used to investigate the quantitative effects of climate change on the Mexican economy, with emphasis on analyzing its distributional impacts. The Mexico SAM thus presents a significant disaggregation of agricultural activities and to income distribution across households and subnational regions.
Jemio, Luis Carlos; Andersen, Lykke E.; Wiebelt, Manfred; and Breisinger, Clemens. 2015. An Agriculture-focused, Regionally Disaggregated Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Mexico, 2008. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/128874