About the Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by José Antonio Fernández Carbajal and Roger W. Wallace, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.

The Institute maintains an ongoing focus on five key issues in U.S.-Mexico relations:

The Latest from the Mexico Institute

Infographic: Water Scarcity and Energy Development in Northern Mexico

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Jun 30, 2015
Northern Mexico is becoming a hot spot in Mexican energy development. This infographic is drawn from our publication “Water Scarcity Could Deter Energy Developers from Crossing Border Into Northern Mexico." more

Infographic: Citizen Security in Michoacán

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Jun 30, 2015
This infographic is based on our paper "Citizen Security in Michoacán," a part of our "Building Resilient Communities in ‪#‎Mexico‬: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence" briefing paper series. more

Infographic: Mexico's Path Towards a Competitive Economy

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Jun 30, 2015
This infographic depicts Mexico's path towards a competitive economy and is drawn from our report "A Mandate for Mexico," by Lucy Conger. more

A Mandate for Mexico

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Jun 29, 2015
Mexico is at a critical juncture. The record shows that the first wave of reforms that began 30 years ago failed to deliver the desired boost to economic growth and competitiveness. The reforms now underway promise even bigger changes for the economy, particularly by opening up the long closed petroleum industry. This study offers a qualitative analysis of the deep economic reforms undertaken in Mexico during the past 30 years, the progress made and informed opinions on what is needed today to boost economic growth, enhance competitiveness and, hopefully, increase employment. more

Water Scarcity Could Deter Energy Developers From Crossing Border Into Northern Mexico

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Jun 23, 2015
Proposed oil and gas development zones in Coahuila are among the driest in the Americas. In collaboration with Circle of Blue, the Mexico Institute is working to address the future of energy and water scarcity along the U.S.-Mexico Border. more

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