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NAFTA's Next 20 Years: In Face Of Chinese Competition, Bonds Must Be Strengthened

Jan 10, 2014
Christopher Wilson argues that the formation of a single, integrated North American manufacturing platform has tied together the economic fates of each NAFTA partner while the rise of China and other economies around the world has raised the level of competition faced by companies in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, Brazil Institute and Canada Institute Regret the Passing of Dr. Robert Pastor

Jan 10, 2014
The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, Brazil Institute and Canada Institute are saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend, Dr. Robert Pastor.

Comments to the United States Department of Commerce Regarding the U.S.‐Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue (HLED)

Jan 10, 2014
Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood and Associate Christopher Wilson responded to the U.S. Department of Commerce Federal Register Notice published on November 25, 2013, which requested stakeholder input on the U.S.‐Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue (HLED).

Mexico in 2014: Can Peña Nieto Consolidate Reform?

Jan 03, 2014
“2014 will be another pivotal year for Mexico and for President Peña Nieto,” writes Duncan Wood. “Mexico’s Moment has never really materialized, but that may be a good thing; laying solid foundations for long term economic growth is more important than a short-lived economic boom.”

Hello 2014: For Mexico, the hard work starts now - Mexico Institute In the News

Jan 03, 2014
Duncan Wood and Christopher Wilson authored an article for FT Beyondbrics about Mexico's outlook for 2014.

Interview: “The Economy is Growing due to NAFTA”

Jan 02, 2014
In an interview with Luis de la Calle, a Mexico Institute Advisory Board Member, he asserts that with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexico is better today than it was 20 years ago.

NAFTA and Open Regionalism

Jan 02, 2014
With the North American Free Trade Agreement completing 20 years, it is a good moment to reflect and look toward the region’s future and its place in the world economy. It is important to recognize that NAFTA was a first-generation free trade agreement, originally conceived in the 1980s, and for that reason it was very limited.

NAFTA at 20: Success, Failure, or Something In Between?

Dec 19, 2013
It was going to change the world. Some said for the better and others for the worse. As we observe the 20th Anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), we offer three perspectives (Canada, Mexico, US) on its successes, failures, and implications for future trade agreements.

Mexican Oil and Gas: Christmas Arrives Early

Dec 16, 2013
The Mexico Institute has partnered with Forbes.com, and will post directly to the Forbes website as a trusted contributor. In this piece, Director Duncan Wood predicts that 2014 will bring changes to the energy industry in the form of a radically different oil and gas sector in Mexico, one that is ripe with opportunity.

Mexico Institute Convenes High-Level Innovation Forum with U.S. and Mexican Policymakers

Nov 21, 2013
The Mexico Institute recently convened a high-level discussion with a number of U.S. and Mexican stakeholders to discuss opportunities for developing innovation policies in Mexico.

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