Mexico: Crisis and Competitiveness

Posted: 26 Aug 2010

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Aldo Musacchio

Brandeis University- International Business School; National Bureau of Economic Research

Richard Vietor

Harvard University - Business, Government and the International Economy Unit

Regina Garcia-Cuellar

Harvard Business School

Date Written: June 30, 2010

Abstract

In 2010, the bicentennial anniversary of Mexico's revolution against Spain, President Felipe Calderon hoped he could orchestrate several crucial reforms that Mexico needed. Mexico had not grown much over the course of the last decade, losing competitiveness to China and other Asian countries. Several of its institutions, including labor, education, healthcare, energy and antitrust seemed uncompetitive. But with a weaker peso and greater governmental attention to infrastructure, Calderon hoped that Mexico's higher-tech exports could recapture US market share and make headway in Europe and Latin America.

Suggested Citation

Musacchio, Aldo and Vietor, Richard H. K. and Garcia-Cuellar, Regina, Mexico: Crisis and Competitiveness (June 30, 2010). HBS Case No. 710-058; Harvard Business School BGIE Unit. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1664651

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Regina Garcia-Cuellar

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