Middle East and North Africa Face Historic Crossroads

2017-04-15T14:00:40-04:00November 27, 2012|

If there is one fact I think sums up the problems of the Middle East and North Africa, it is that the non-oil exports of the whole region, are $365 billion, about the same as the exports of Belgium, a country of 11 million people, compared with the 400 million people who make up the Arab world. This is a crucial indicator of the nature and size of the structural adjustment problem the Arab countries in transition face.

Quo Vadis México?

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

Mexico needs to prioritize boosting its very low long-term growth rate and create the jobs of the future for the youth. This will require tackling some difficult issues, particularly competitition, public services, and labor markets.
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