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Chart of the Week: Mexico’s Spike in Crime Hurts the Economy

2019-03-13T10:48:43-04:00December 18, 2018|

By Christian Saborowski

December 18, 2018

Español, Português

A woman sells street food at a market stall in Mexico City, Mexico: the country’s spike in crime is hurting small businesses’ profitability (photo: Jonah_Photos/iStock)

The human and economic costs of crime in Mexico have risen to historic highs. 2017 was Mexico’s most violent year on record with over 25,000 homicides—a 50 percent jump since 2015. (more…)

Quo Vadis México?

2017-04-15T14:30:43-04:00December 13, 2010|

By Nicolás Eyzaguirre

(Version in Español)

Ahead of my arrival today in Mexico with the IMFs Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, I can’t help but reflect on how things have changed for the better in Mexico over the past decade in the sphere of economic policy. At the same time, I am struck by the importance of the task ahead for Mexico: grasping the opportunities offered by the changing global scene.

Strong frameworks

Debt and inflation before the crisisMexico’s economic institutions have been very substantially strengthened. The balanced budget fiscal rule has supported fiscal discipline and a reduction in public debt. Moreover the structure of this debt has been radically improved—Mexico has created a deep domestic bond market and extended maturities. The introduction of inflation targeting has cemented the credibility of Banxico and fostered a reduction in inflation—that most unequal of taxes on the poorest—to low single digit levels. Meanwhile, the deep commitment to the flexible exchange regime has created an important safety valve for the economy. (more…)

Dora Iakova

2020-09-24T11:06:13-04:00September 22, 2020|

Dora Iakova is an Assistant Director in the IMF’s European Department, currently working on Spain and European climate policies. She has been mission chief for the United Kingdom, Mexico, Chile, Norway, and has led the Regional Studies Division in the Western Hemisphere Department. Prior to that she worked for a number of advanced and emerging market economies in Asia and Europe at the IMF.

 

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COVID-19 Response in Emerging Market Economies: Conventional Policies and Beyond

2020-08-14T10:32:05-04:00August 6, 2020|

By Martin Mühleisen, Tryggvi Gudmundsson, and Hélène Poirson Ward

عربي, 中文, Español, Français, 日本語, Português, Русский 

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on emerging market economies far exceeded that of the global financial crisis. Unlike previous crises, the response has been decisive just like in advanced economies. (more…)

Marina M. Tavares

2020-07-21T11:17:45-04:00July 13, 2020|

Marina M. Tavares is an economist in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She was previously an economist in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department (SPR) and led the IMF-DFID inequality workstream. Before joining the Fund, Marina worked as an assistant professor at Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM). She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota and an M.A. from the Instituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada (IMPA). Her research interests include macroeconomics, public finance, gender, and inequality.

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