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Mexico’s structural reforms are already boosting productivity, but more can be done. This paper focuses on issues that have led to the success of the “modern” Mexico, and have led to difficulties with the “traditional” Mexico. These include the success of Global Value Chains (GVCs) in advancing the trade integration and linkages of key sectors, as well as how competition problems, excessive local regulation, and weak legal institutions have led to misallocation across firms. This paper examines in particular Mexico’s successful integration into GVCs. OECD research suggests that GVC participation can bring economic benefits in terms of productivity, diversification and sophistication of production. Understanding what drives integration into GVCs provides policy guidance to support a wider integration.
217 p.
This first review of Mexico’s energy policies by the International Energy Agency comes at a momentous time for the country’s energy sector. The broad-based Energy Reform, beginning with the Constitutional changes of December 2013, has continued at a steady and impressive pace. Its reach and scope amounts to one of the most ambitious energy system transformations in decades. The IEA applauds the government of Mexico for the progress made to date. Starting from a largely closed and monopoly-driven energy market, the reform has taken concrete steps to harness market forces to attract investments and increase production while ensuring transparency and rule of law, improving energy security and strengthening the environmental sustainability of the energy sector. Some policy areas, such as promoting competition and redesigning emergency preparedness, will have to remain a priority. The transition to open energy markets should continue in a transparent manner, and with regulatory certainty. The new roles and responsibilities for the public and private entities, in particular for energy supply emergencies and energy data collection, should be defined well. It is also critical to ensure sufficient resources for the several new or strengthened regulatory authorities. For the long term, as Mexico’s population, cities and economy are projected to grow strongly, a cross-sectoral approach is required to limit the increase in energy demand and energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. This review analyses the energy policy challenges facing Mexico and provides recommendations for further policy improvements. It is intended to help guide the country towards a more secure, sustainable and affordable energy future.
140 p. : ill. ; 21x28 cm
  • Estadísticas Básicas de México, 2015
  • Resumen ejecutivo
  • Evaluación y recomendaciones
  • Seguimiento de las recomendaciones anteriores de la OCDE sobre políticas públicas
  • Hacia una sociedad más incluyente
  • Impulsar la productividad mediante la integración en las cadenas globales de valor.
Las ambiciosas reformas estructurales y las sólidas políticas macroeconómicas han asegurado la resistencia de la economía mexicana, sumamente abierta, ante las desafiantes condiciones mundiales. El crecimiento de la productividad de México repuntó hace poco en los sectores que se beneficiaron de las reformas estructurales: energético, financiero y de telecomunicaciones. La apertura comercial, la inversión extranjera directa, la integración en las cadenas globales de valor y los incentivos a la innovación han impulsado las exportaciones, en especial las de automóviles. Sin embargo, otros sectores se han rezagado, al verse afectados por regulaciones locales demasiado rigurosas, instituciones jurídicas débiles, informalidad arraigada, corrupción y desarrollo financiero insuficiente. Por otra parte, el crecimiento no ha sido suficientemente incluyente para lograr mejores condiciones de vida para todas las familias mexicanas, muchas de las cuales viven en la pobreza; y cuyas oportunidades para los hijos de superar a sus padres podrían mejorarse. Las políticas anteriores ya han empezado a corregir estas tendencias, pero es necesario hacer más en este sentido. El Estudio de 2017 hace recomendaciones clave que podrían ayudar a estimular la productividad y hacer que el crecimiento sea más incluyente. CAPÍTULOS ESPECIALES: CRECIMIENTO INCLUYENTE; PRODUCTIVIDAD
128 p. : ill. ; 21x28 cm.
  • Foreword and acknowledgements
  • Acronyms and abbreviations
  • Executive summary
  • Designing a strategy built on the strengths of Mexico's National Auditing System (SNF)
  • National and sub-national dimensions of auditing in Mexico
  • Mexico's supreme audit institution as a catalyst for better governance.
This report presents the findings and recommendations of the OECD review of Mexico’s national auditing system, with a focus on the Auditoria Superior de la Federación (ASF), the supreme audit institution. Reforms in Mexico have revamped the country’s institutional architecture and created several systems for strengthening accountability, integrity and transparency. The report highlights strategic considerations for the national auditing system and the ASF, examines the national and subnational dimensions of auditing in Mexico, and suggests ways for the ASF to enhance the impact and relevance of its work.
245 p. : ill. ; 21x28 cm.
  • Foreword and Acknowledgements
  • Executive summary
  • Curbing corruption for more inclusive growth and prosperity in Mexico
  • Mexico's National Anti-corruption System: Advancing a more coherent and comprehensive public integrity system
  • Cultivating a culture of integrity: Instilling integrity values and managing conflict-of-interest
  • Towards a whole-of-society approach to integrity in Mexico
  • Protecting whistleblowers in Mexico: Ensuring secure channels and protections for reporting corruption
  • Strengthening the lines of defence against corruption: Risk management, internal control and audit
  • Enforcing integrity: Strengthening Mexico's administrative disciplinary regime for public officials
  • Clean public procurement in Mexico: Ensuring integrity and value for money
  • Mexico's Plan of Action to implement OECD Integrity Review Recommendations.
The OECD's Integrity Review of Mexico is one of the first peer reviews to apply the new 2017 Recommendation of the Council on Public Integrity. It assesses i) the coherence and comprehensiveness of the evolving public integrity system; ii) the extent to which Mexico’s new reforms cultivate a culture of integrity across the public sector; and iii) the effectiveness of increasingly stringent accountability mechanisms. In addition, the Review includes a sectoral focus on public procurement, one of the largest areas of government spending in the country and is considered a high-risk government activity for fraud and corruption. The OECD finds that Mexico’s recent integrity reforms have the potential to be "game-changers" in the country’s fight against corruption, however, ensuring successful implementation remains the main challenge going forward. As such, the Review provides several proposals for action aimed at strengthening institutional arrangements and improving vertical and horizontal co-ordination, closing remaining gaps in various existing legal/policy frameworks (protection for whistle-blowers, risk management, administrative disciplinary procedures, etc.), as well as supporting awareness-raising and capacity-building efforts to instill integrity values and ensure the sustainability of reforms.
xvi, 321 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 online resource (ii, 26 pages) : color illustrations
In 2013, GAO placed Limiting the Federal Government's Fiscal Exposure by Better Managing Climate Change Risks on its high-risk list because climate risks and weather-related disasters present a financial risk to the federal government. The 2017 President's Budget estimated that the U.S. government incurred over $357 billion in direct costs because of weather-related disasters in the last decade. The U.S. Global Change Research Program states that climate change and associated weather-related disasters may increase these costs. These impacts call attention to the federal government's role as a leader in coordinating and informing government efforts. Enhancing resilience through hazard mitigation and climate change adaptation, for example, by building flood protections, may help reduce these costs. Other governments face similar risks and have developed strategies for enhancing resilience. This report focuses on fiscal exposure to climate-related risks and describes (1) how selected governments have approached enhancing resilience to weather-related disasters through climate change adaptation and (2) steps the U.S. government has taken to enhance resilience through climate change adaptation. GAO reviewed literature and government documents; interviewed U.S. and other government officials and stakeholders; and selected a nongeneralizable sample of four countries, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, and the European Union for further examination, based on criteria including stakeholder recommendations.
103 pages ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
vii, 161 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library

10. Estampas de México [2016]

414 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 33 cm
Green Library
271 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Green Library
60 p. ; 16x23 cm
The equal inclusion of women in economic life is a key driver of economic growth throughout the world, including the Pacific Alliance countries of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Talent is lost, and future growth suffers, when women do not have the same opportunities as men to reach their full potential in the labour market. All countries of the world have work to do to advance the equality agenda, and Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru have much to do. While girls and women in the Pacific Alliance are progressing on the path to gender equality and inclusive growth, significant roadblocks remain.
239 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, facsimiles ; 28 cm
  • El Altépetl mesoamericano
  • Huexotzingo prehispánico
  • El territorio de Huexotzingo y sus transformaciones
  • Organización política y administrativa
  • Estructura tributaria de Huexotzingo
  • Estructura religiosa de Huexotzingo.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
269 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • El escenario y los actores : la municipalidad de Huixquilucan en el siglo XIX
  • Del pueblo de indios al municipio plurétinicos : los procesos de cambio
  • Vecinos, comunidades y pueblos en la transición jurídica
  • ¿Ciudadanos o pueblos? : la cultura jurídico-política de los campesinos bajo el Segundo Imperio y la República.
Green Library
165 pages ; 28 cm.
Green Library
1 online resource (iv, 30 pages) : illustrations (some color) + 4 spreadsheets.
524 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xii, 191 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Local Loyalties in an Imperial Context
  • Conquest Identities and the Indios Fronterizos of Colotlán
  • Indigenous Autonomy in Late Colonial Mexico
  • The Countess and the "Insolent Indians"
  • The Revolutions of This Canyon
  • Power and Pardon in the Independence of Mexico.
In The Mark of Rebels Barry Robinson offers a new look at Mexican Independence from the perspective of an indigenous population caught in the heart of the struggle. During the conquest and settlement of Mexico's Western Sierra Madre, Spain's indigenous allies constructed an indio fronterizo identity for their ethnically diverse descendants. These communities used their special status to maintain a measure of autonomy during the colonial era, but the cultural shifts of the late colonial period radically transformed the relationship between these indios fronterizos and their neighbors. Marshalling an extensive array of archival material from Mexico, the United States, and Spain, Robinson shows that indio fronterizo participation in the Mexican wars of independence grafted into the larger Hidalgo Revolt through alignment with creole commanders. Still, a considerable gulf existed between the aims of indigenous rebels and the creole leadership. Consequently, the privileges that the indios fronterizos sought to preserve continued to diminish, unable to survive either the late colonial reforms of the Spanish regime or creole conceptions of race and property in the formation of the new nation-state. This story suggests that Mexico's transition from colony to nation can only be understood by revisiting the origins of the colonial system and by recognizing the role of Spain's indigenous allies in both its construction and demolition. The study relates events in the region to broader patterns of identity, loyalty, and subversion throughout the Americas, providing insight into the process of mestizaje that is commonly understood to have shaped Latin America. It also foreshadows the popular conservatism of the nineteenth century and identifies the roots of post-colonial social unrest. This book provides new context for scholars, historians, ethnographers, anthropologists, and anyone interested in the history of Mexico, colonization, Native Americans, and the Age of Revolutions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780817319205 20160822
Green Library
vi, 315 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • * Acknowledgments * Introduction: Policies, Dynamics, and Consequences of Mexican Migration to the United States (Harriett D. Romo) * Part 1. Mexico-US Migration Legal Frameworks and Their Implications * Chapter 1. Evolving Migration Responses in Mexico and the United States: Diverging Paths? (Francisco Alba) * Chapter 2. An Economic Perspective on US Immigration Policy vis-a-vis Mexico (Pia M. Orrenius, Jason Saving, and Madeline Zavodny) * Chapter 3. Mexican Migration Dynamics: An Uncertain Future (Jorge Durand) * Chapter 4. Public Insecurity and International Emigration in Northern Mexico: Analysis at a Municipal Level (Liliana Meza Gonzalez and Michael Feil) * Chapter 5. Explaining Unauthorized Mexican Migration and Assessing Its Implications for the Incorporation of Mexican Americans (Frank D. Bean, Susan K. Brown, and James D. Bachmeier) * Part 2. Incorporation into Receiving Communities in the United States * Chapter 6. "Ni de aqui, ni de alla": Undocumented Immigrant Youth and the Challenges of Identity Formation amid Conflicting Contexts (Roberto G. Gonzales, Joanna B. Perez, and Ariel G. Ruiz) * Chapter 7. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Student Success in Higher Education (Kandy Mink Salas, Henoc Preciado, and Raquel Torres) * Chapter 8. Who Has the Right to Health Care and Why? Immigration, Health-Care Policy, and Incorporation (Milena Andrea Melo and K. Jill Fleuriet) * Chapter 9. The Role of Elite Mexican Women Immigrants in Maintaining Language and Mexican Identity (Harriett D. Romo and Olivia Mogollon-Lopez) * Part 3. Return Migration and Reincorporation * Chapter 10. Mexican Social Policy and Return Migration (Agustin Escobar Latapi) * Chapter 11. Students We Share Are Also in Puebla, Mexico: Preliminary Findings from a 2009-2010 Survey (Victor Zuniga, Edmund T. Hamann, and Juan Sanchez Garcia) * Epilogue: Continuing Immigration Developments (Janeth Martinez) * Conclusion: Is Mexican Migration to the United States Different from Other Migrations? (Harriett D. Romo) * Contributors * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477309025 20160619
Borderlands migration has been the subject of considerable study, but the authorship has usually reflected a north-of-the-border perspective only. Gathering a transnational group of prominent researchers, including leading Mexican scholars whose work is not readily available in the United States and academics from US universities, Mexican Migration to the United States brings together an array of often-overlooked viewpoints, reflecting the interconnectedness of immigration policy. This collection's research, principally empirical, reveals significant aspects of labor markets, family life, and educational processes. Presenting recent data and accessible explanations of complex histories, the essays capture the evolving legal frameworks and economic implications of Mexico-US migrations at the national and municipal levels, as well as the experiences of receiving communities in the United States. The volume includes illuminating reports on populations ranging from undocumented young adults to elite Mexican women immigrants, health-care rights, Mexico's incorporation of return migration, the impact of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on higher education, and the experiences of young children returning to Mexican schools after living in the United States. Reflecting a multidisciplinary approach, the list of contributors includes anthropologists, demographers, economists, educators, policy analysts, and sociologists. Underscoring the fact that Mexican migration to the United States is unique and complex, this timely work exemplifies the cross-border collaboration crucial to the development of immigration policies that serve people in both countries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477309025 20160619
Green Library

20. Mexico [2016]

1 volume unpaged : illustrations ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)