Mexico Update: First Quarter 2018

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March 01, 2018

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

The Mexico Economic Update from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is available. Check out the latest high-frequency data for the Mexico economy. 

The Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center has a great new video on NAFTA. There you will find expert opinions considering the world without NAFTA.  

The IMF has a nice blog post on the outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2019

The Peterson Institute for International Economics has an interesting blog post up titled: The United States Wins from Trade Agreements. Find out why in this cool article.

The 4th 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 2019. 

The February issue of the Borderplex Business Barometer (Volume 2, Number 2) 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.

Mexico in the News

20 February 2018

Household debt see quiet boom across the globe
https://www.wsj.com/articles/household-debt-sees-quiet-boom-across-the-globe-1518969601

Evaluating the U.S. dollar’s outsized role in world trade
http://www.nber.org/digest/feb18/w23988.shtml

19 February 2018

Ducey to talk NAFTA in International State of State
https://news.azpm.org/p/news-articles/2018/2/19/124337-ducey-to-talk-nafta-in-international-state-of-state/

16 February 2018

The robots are coming for garment workers. That’s good for the U.S., bad for poor countries
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-robots-are-coming-for-garment-workers-thats-good-for-the-u-s-bad-for-poor-countries-1518797631

Nafta under the gun
http://www.milkenreview.org/articles/nafta-under-the-gun?IssueID=27

Euro malaise: from remission to cure
http://www.milkenreview.org/articles/euro-malaise-from-remission-to-cure?IssueID=27

15 February 2018

Mayors to Census: don’t blow this
https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/02/mayors-to-census-dont-blow-this/552476/?utm_source=citylab-daily&silverid=MzEwMTkwMTI0Mzc1S0

14 February 2018

Federal budget deal could benefit Tucson’s economy
https://news.azpm.org/p/news-topical-politics/2018/2/12/123998-federal-budget-deal-could-benefit-tucsons-economy/

Building diplomacy, not just walls: U.S. starts work on new Mexico embassy
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-usa-diplomacy/building-diplomacy-not-just-walls-u-s-starts-work-on-new-mexico-embassy-idUSKCN1FY079

Real Time Economics: Trump eyes new tariffs and quotas | Will inflation perk up? | Record household debt
https://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2018/02/14/trump-eyes-new-tariffs-and-quotas-will-inflation-perk-up-record-household-debt/

OPINION: No new NAFTA deal hurts Arizona more than most
http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2018/02/o-nafta-arizona

John Doyle: Free trade is vital to our Southern Arizona economy
http://tucson.com/opinion/local/john-doyle-free-trade-is-vital-to-our-southern-arizona/article_ebe3dab3-e034-5f2b-9230-080f8f15a2ed.html