Mexico Projects & Research

map of states of Mexico with Sonora, Campeche, Baja California, and Chiapas in color

The Growth Lab has conducted research across Mexico, on the national and subnational level. 


growth lab team members at table with locals in Chiapas, Mexico A collaboration (2014-2015) with the Mexican Ministry of Finance to examine the underlying causes of poverty in Mexico's poorest state. Our team of scholars and research fellows generated six reports including Complexity Report, Growth Diagnostic, Poverty Profile and Policy Recommendations. Learn more

Baja, Campeche, & Tabasco

city scene in tabasco mexico Research to diagnose the challenges and obstacles confronting Baja California, Campeche and Tabasco in terms of growth and productivity, and identify the development strategy that would allow expansion or strengthening of their industries through transitioning to activities with greater complexity or added value. Learn more


Ford logoThere is a Future after Cars: Economic Growth Analysis for Hermosillo

In 2015, Hermosillo was in the top 5% of wealthiest municipalities, with poverty levels and informal employment rates significantly lower than in the rest of the country. But the economy of this city in Sonora State has clearly lost its dynamism over the past few years. What happened in Hermosillo? Can the current economic structure sustain the municipality’s high wages and guarantee future growth? What policy interventions are needed?