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Is Mexico another BRIC? The successes and pathologies of a rising power

Title
Is Mexico another BRIC? The successes and pathologies of a rising power
Speaker(s)
Speaker: Professor Mark Aspinwall # CIDE
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Date and Time
26th Oct 2015 13:00 - 26th Oct 2015 14:00
Location
Seminar room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building
URL
http://www.pol.ed.ac.uk/events/other_events/2015_2016/is_mexico_another_bric_the_successes_and_pathologies_of_a_rising_power

Former Head of Subject, Professor Mark Aspinwall (now of CIDE, Mexico City) will give a talk on 'Is Mexico another BRIC? The successes and pathologies of a rising power'.

Mexico is a rising star among emerging economies. Its macroeconomic performance, deep links to global markets, and participation in key global governance organisations such as the G20, have analysts comparing it to the BRICS. On many measures Mexico has performed well, based on a post-crisis decision in the 1980s to open its economy to the world. However, look inside and the picture is mixed at best. Two chronic and deeply problematic issues are high poverty and inequality rates on the one hand, and poor governance on the other. Corruption, impunity, weaknesses in the criminal justice system, marginalization, and informality in the economy combine to retard progress for this potential ‘new BRIC.’

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