Americas Program | NAFTA, FDI, & Development in Mexico
What's New at the Americas Program
"A New World of Ideas, Analysis and Policy Options"
January 29, 2004
New from the IRC's Americas Program:
NAFTA, Foreign Direct Investment, and Sustainable Industrial Development in
By Lyuba Zarsky and Kevin P. Gallagher
Ten years after the passage of NAFTA, it is clear that the operation was
successful. Foreign investment inflows and exports have boomed. Beyond its
poor performance in terms of economic growth, jobs and industrial
pollution, the neoliberal integration strategy has undermined, rather than
nurtured, Mexicos endogenous productive capacities. In terms of Mexico's
long-term prospects for sustainable industrial development, the patient is
not well. This new policy brief provides an economic analysis of the flawed
industrial development model promoted by NAFTA.
Zarsky and Gallagher are researchers at the Global Development and
Environment Institute, Tufts University, and they are analysts associated
with the IRC's Americas Program (online at www.americaspolicy.org).
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