Searcher
Juan José Li Ng
Juan José Li Ng
Senior Economist
Mexico City

Juan José Li Ng works as Senior Economist in Mexico on issues of migration, remittances, development and evaluation since 2011. It is part of the team that makes the periodical publications Migration Outlook Mexico and Yearbook of Migration and Remittances Mexico.


He supports and performs technical studies for the BBVA Foundation in Mexico. He has served as consultant for numerous public programs of federal agencies as: the National Institute for Women, Nacional Financiera, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Social Development, Oportunidades, SAGARPA, PEMEX, CONAFE, IFE, DICONSA, LICONSA, among others. He has taught at the UNAM the courses of Mexican economy, microeconomics, and financial mathematics.


He studied economics at the Faculty of Economics at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) and later the MA in economics at El Colegio de Mexico. He has worked in the Ministry of Health and the Interactive Museum of Economics.

Latest publications

In November, remittances to Mexico grew 37.7%. In 2021, the Mexican migrants in the United States grew to 11.9 million, 1 in 5 are employed in the construction sector. Several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have also reported significant increases in their income from remittances.
Remittances to Mexico have increased 25.6% so far this year. However, this growth is common in the region, the World Bank estimates that remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean will increase 21.6% during 2021.
Favorable working conditions in the U.S. drive remittances to Mexico: the unemployment rate of the Mexican immigrants was 4.1% in September 2021. Since last May, the unemployment level of the Mexican immigrants is below average overall in the U.S. and below pre-pandemic levels.