Juan José Li Ng
Juan José Li Ng
Senior Economist

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

Remittances accumulate an annual growth of 9.2% in the first 9 months of 2019, with an amount of 26,980 million USD. In September, unemployment rate in the US was 3.5%, the lowest rate observed in the last 50 years, since 1969. This condition drives the sending of remittances to Mexico.
Central America received more than 22 billion of US dollars in remittances in 2018. These resources are very important in El Salvador, where they equate to 21.4% of GDP; in Honduras, 20.0%; in Guatemala, 12.0%; in Nicaragua, 11.3%; and in Belize, 5.0%.
It's a publication of CONAPO, BBVA Foundation and BBVA Research. It presents the most relevant data on migration, refuge and remittances worldwide and in Mexico. There is an emphasis on Latin American and the Caribbean, as well as on the flow of Central Americans traveling through Mexico and the migration actions of U.S.