Trade liberalization in Mexico: its impact on growth, employment and wages

Employment Paper 2003/55

Reviews Mexico’s economic performance from 1950 to 2000, focusing on the country’s poor economic performance in terms of growth, employment and wages despite the growth of manufacturing exports and inflows of foreign capital since 1982. Compares the situation in the maquiladora and non-maquiladora industries and discusses the challenges faced in both sectors.