After the terrible earthquakes: Mexico needs relief efforts

The very successful last World Congress of the International Economic Association (IEA) took place June 19-23, 2017 in Mexico city with a large number of GLO Fellows attending. Among them were IEA President Kaushik Basu, Jackie Wahba, Corrado Giulietti, Martin Kahanec and GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann.

In the meanwhile, a terrible earthquake has hit Mexico again and has also affected Mexico city. The research community is deeply concerned about this. On this occasion, IEA President and GLO Fellow  Kaushik Basu has written the following letter (together with IEA Past-President Tim Besley), which has the full GLO backing:

“Dear World Congress Participant,

I am sure like us you have been watching in horror at the events unfolding in Mexico as a result of the tragic earthquake.  It is all the more salient to those of us who only recently spent such a wonderful time in Mexico City at the IEA World Congress.  We thought, therefore, that you might wish to show solidarity with the victims by contributing to the relief effort.  Should you choose to do so, we include a list of web links below.

1. Los Topos Mexico: reputed and well-known NGO which specializes in rescuing people from the rubble.
You can donate to their PayPal account through their website:
Brigada de Rescate Topos Tlaltelolco a.C.

2. Cruz Roja: Mexico´s Red Cross.
You can donate to their PayPal account through their website:
Cruz Roja Mexicana

 3. Amazon Wishlist: Look for the “Cruz Roja Mexico” wish list on or enter the following address into your web browser:

Cruz Roja Mexicana en Amazon
Dona a la Cruz Roja Mexicana

Yours sincerely,

Kaushik Basu (IEA President)

Tim Besley (IEA, Past President)”


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