Data Appendix for “ Why Have Economic Reforms in Mexico Not Generated Growth ? ”

  title={Data Appendix for “ Why Have Economic Reforms in Mexico Not Generated Growth ? ”},
  author={Timothy J. Kehoe and Kim J. Ruhl},
__________________________________________________________________ Following its opening to trade and foreign investment in the mid-1980s, Mexico’s economic growth has been modest at best, particularly in comparison with that of China. Comparing these countries and reviewing the literature, we conclude that the relation between openness and growth is not a simple one. Using standard trade theory, we find that Mexico has gained from trade, and by some measures, more so than China. We sketch out… CONTINUE READING


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