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Over two years after the Covid-19 global pandemic started, it is now possible to assess with more detail the impact it had and will continue to have on the productive sector. Effects can be seen on employment, income and spending rates, drastic drops in consumption, sharp changes in daily habits and important changes in the way commerce is and will be conducted going forward.

This essay is part of the series, "Strengthening North American Ties - A Must For Competitiveness," by the Wilson Center's Mexico and Canada Institutes. 

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Íñigo Fernández Baptista

Íñigo Fernández Baptista

Director of Public Policy for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, Meta
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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

Canada Institute

The mission of the Wilson Center's Canada Institute is to raise the level of knowledge of Canada in the United States, particularly within the Washington, DC policy community.  Research projects, initiatives, podcasts, and publications cover contemporary Canada, US-Canadian relations, North American political economy, and Canada's global role as it intersects with US national interests.  Read more