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Book Launch | Under-Rewarded Efforts: The Elusive Quest for Prosperity in Mexico

Join us for a discussion with Santiago Levy, the author of "Under-Rewarded Efforts: The Elusive Quest for Prosperity in Mexico", and a panel of experts on the state of Mexico's economy and the country's potential for growth.

Date & Time

Sep. 18, 2018
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Book Launch | Under-Rewarded Efforts: The Elusive Quest for Prosperity in Mexico

Why has an economy that has done so many things right failed to grow fast? Under-Rewarded Efforts: The Elusive Quest for Prosperity in Mexico traces Mexico's disappointing growth to flawed microeconomic policies that have suppressed productivity growth and nullified the expected benefits of the country's reform efforts. Fast growth will not occur doing more of the same or focusing on issues that may be key bottlenecks to productivity growth elsewhere, but not in Mexico. It will only result from inclusive institutions that effectively protect workers against risks, redistribute towards those in need, and simultaneously align entrepreneurs' and workers' incentives to raise productivity. For this transformation to take place, substantive changes to the country's tax, labor, and social insurance regimes are required.

Join us for a discussion with the author, Santiago Levy, and a panel of experts on the state of Mexico's economy and the country's potential for growth.


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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 Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more

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