The 2011 edition of OECD's periodic economic survey of Mexico. This edition includes chapters on macroeconomic and structural policies, fiscal reform, structural reforms in regulatory, competition and education policies; and informality.
Table of contents:
Basic Statistics of Mexico Executive Summary Assessment and Recommendations -Bibliography -Annex 1.A1. Progress in Structural Reform Chapter 1. Macroeconomic and Structural Policies to Further Stabilise the Economy -The recession of 2008-9 in international perspective -Macroeconomic policies could contribute more to output stabilisation -Structural policy reforms would enhance the economy's capacity to withstand shocks -Concluding remarks -Annex 1.A1. Monetary policy response function -Annex 1.A2. Foreign exchange demand equation Chapter 2. Fiscal reform for a stronger, fairer and cleaner Mexican economy -Main challenges -Improving spending efficiency -Broadening the tax base -Concluding remarks Chapter 3. Structural reforms in regulatory, competition, and education policies to achieve faster productivity growth -Improving regulation can have a significant impact on productivity growth -Mexico is making efforts to ease business regulations -Mexico needs more competition to spur growth and improve consumer welfare -Better education would enhance economic growth andthe well-being of Mexico's citizens Chapter 4. Informality -An active strategy to fight informality is warrented -Informality can be a symptom, but also a cause of lower productivity -Policy reforms are needed to reduce informality and enhance productivity