Foreign Investment in Mexico after Economic Reform Jorge Máttar, Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid and Wilson Peres

The paper investigates why investments in post-reform Mexico have not recovered sufficiently from their 1981 collapse, to be able to ensure high levels of sustainable and steady economic growth over the nineties. This happened despite the fact that total gross fixed investment, GDP, and foreign direct investment grew vigorously in 1996–2000, but this impetus was cut short in 2001, thus revealing the inherent weakness of the system to sustain growth.

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