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 March, remittances hit a new high at 4,152 million USD. Considering the immigration encounters (apprehensions, inadmissions and expulsions) in the U.S., in March 2021, about 62,000 Mexican immigrants were detained, their highest level in a single month, possibly since the end of the last global financial recession.
Remittances to several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean grew at double digits during the month of February 2021: Mexico (+ 16.2% in USD), Guatemala (+ 16.7%), El Salvador (+ 13.0%), Dominican Republic (+ 27.6%) and Colombia (15.4%).
Coneval estimates that there are more than 51 million Mexicans living in working poverty in the 4Q20, 40.7% of the total population. Due to the pandemic, there was a contraction of 10.3 million jobs during the 2Q20, which is equivalent to almost 19% of total jobs nationally: 6.2 million men and 4.1 million women.