Getting Mexico to Grow with NAFTA: The World Bank's Analysis
Publication Date: October 2004
Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research
Keywords: Income per capita; Purchasing power; Monetary exchange
Ten years after NAFTA went into effect, the World Bank reported that Mexico’s economic growth improved under the treaty. This paper explores how the World Bank reached those conclusions and their subsequent revisions and shows that its methodology, when applied correctly, does not show that NAFTA increased Mexico's growth.