Want to learn more about Mexico's economy? Keep abreast of changes in the U.S.-Mexico trade relationship and the economic environment for our nearest neighbor to the south? Browse research and news the AZMEX team recommends this quarter.
Research on the Mexican economy and U.S.-Mexico trade
From the North American Research Partnership: Now that the NAFTA renegotiations have begun, a lot of us that look at the U.S.-Mexico border economy are wondering how this will play out for the border region. Interestingly enough, so is U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, who made reference to border communities’ “particular equity in the agreement” in his opening statement. Indeed, there is much at stake for border communities, whose economies are based to a significant degree on the idea of a broader North American economy and free trade. Read more.
The 3rd Quarter 2017 issue of the Mexico Consensus Economic Forecast can now be downloaded for free from UTEP’s Digital Commons website. This report provides an overview of expected changes in the Mexican economy this year and in 2018.
The November issue of the Borderplex Business Barometer (Volume 1, Number 11) can now be downloaded for free from UTEP’s Digital Commons website. The report summarizes recent economic trends in El Paso, Las Cruces, and Ciudad Juárez.
From the Peterson Institute for International Economics: Withdrawing from NAFTA would hit 187,000 U.S. exporting jobs, mostly in the heartland. Read more.
From Brookings Metro: Export decline hits Midwestern communities, signals ongoing shift toward services exports in large metro areas. Read more.
From the IMF: Mexico outlook in 5 charts. The Mexican economy keeps growing, mainly thanks to its strong economic policies, even as the fate of the country’s trade deal with North America remains unclear. However, Mexico would still benefit from carrying out reforms for stronger and more inclusive growth. The main areas to tackle are inequality, corruption, obstacles holding back firms’ productivity, and tax collection to allow more room for public investment. Read more.
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