Competitiveness latest publications
About the recently introduced funding law in Congress, many healthy debates have arisen about the role it could play in the recovery of the economy. The articles have some things that could help, but it is vital to emphasise that the right path to take is to improve productivity beyond the tax issue.
November 21, 2017
Lower US corporate taxes would not reverse Mexico’s competitive advantage in manufacturing
Mexico would continue to be more competitive than the United States in the production of manufactured goods even if the latter were to cut its corporate tax rate from 35% to 20%. The difference in labor costs alone is a sufficient factor for Mexico to remain more competitive than the US
La convergencia de España y la Comunitat Valenciana con las principales economías avanzadas requiere aumentar el empleo y la productividad, y reducir la desigualdad. Un sector productivo dual en el que muchas empresas no son capaces de acumular de capital humano y tecnológico, innovar y competir en mercados internacionales.
One of the main challenges of the Spanish economy is to reduce the unemployment rate without incurring in past imbalances. This requires a wide menu of economic policies to increase extensive and intensive exports margins, promoting firm growth. We review these challenges in terms of competitiveness and the internationaliza…
This study concludes that competitiveness in the manufacturing sectors of most countries in Latam went down from 2007 to 2012, after relatively favourable progress in the period 2002-2007
In general terms, for the last five years the Chilean industry has strayed from the upward path of competitiveness gains that it had been treading since 2002. This decline has resulted mainly from the appreciation of the Chilean peso – in an environment of multilateral dollar depreciation – and rising labour and energy cost…
March 13, 2014
Competitividad del sector manufacturero en América Latina: tendencias y determinantes
Este estudio concluye que la competitividad del sector manufacturero en la mayoría de los países de la región ha disminuido a partir de 2007 hasta el 2012