Book abstract: The Mexico Competitiveness Report 2009 builds on the methodology and findings of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2008–2009 and aims at deepening the understanding of Mexico’s main competitiveness challenges ahead. The Report intends to offer a unique platform for discussion and a useful tool for policymakers, business strategists, and other stakeholders in identifying the main impediments to growth and in designing best policies and practices to foster a competitive economy. Building on the latest thinking in competitiveness research, this Report offers a broad overview of the country’s main competitive strengths and weaknesses, highlighting the areas requiring immediate attention. Finally, insightful essays on specific issues of competitiveness written by leading academics are featured in Part 2 of this Report.


Pritchett, Lant, and Martina Viarengo. Producing Superstars for the Economic Mundial: The Mexican Predicament with Quality of Education. The Mexico Competitiveness Report. Ed. Ricardo Hausmann, Emilio Lozoya Austin, and Irene Mia. World Economic Forum, 2009, 71-90.