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September 18, 2019

Mexico | Formal Employment still grows but labor productivity falls

In August, 36.6 million new formal jobs were registered according to the Mexican Social Security Institute, with this figure a total of 20.4 million insured workers were registered. From January to August 342 thousand new jobs were created, 46.9% less compared to the same period of the previous year.

June 19, 2019

Mexico | Formal Employment continues to slow down

In April 2019, formal employment reached a figure of 20.38 million, representing an annual growth rate of 2.4%. This is the lowest rate since 2010 in the aftermath of the last recession and confirms the decreasing trend of formal job creation since May 2018.

November 30, 2018

Colombia | How can confidence in the country be strengthened?

The question with which I begin this column has two messages at its core: trust in Colombia exists at the international and local level and we must maintain that in the coming years. Maintaining trust is an ongoing process and things need to be done every day to achieve it.

November 2, 2018

Colombia | A recovery that will depend on productivity

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.

July 16, 2018

Public sector: productivity and new technologies

The Spanish economy is on a clear expansionary path. Activity and employment are recovering, but low levels of productivity persist, and this depresses competitiveness and long-term growth potential while keeping wages low. And yet this is nothing new.

July 2, 2018

The economic challenges faced by the new Colombian president

The new government must solidify its ongoing economic recovery by laying the foundations for better economic performance in the medium term. Growth will no longer depend merely on capital investments and population growth. 48% of the people now working under the table will need to be brought into the formal economy and prod…

March 29, 2018

U.S. | Whites of Inflation’s Eyes in Powell’s Crosshairs

Factors that pre-date the crisis such as globalization, innovation, demographics and productivity explain bulk of persistent undershooting of the inflation target. Although there is a more tenuous relationship between labor market slack and wages, some further tightening could help lift prices above the 2% target in the me…
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November 10, 2017

Colombia | Productividad y digitalidad

En medio de las discusiones sobre las perspectivas de crecimiento de Colombia a corto y mediano plazo siempre está presente la pregunta sobre cómo aumentamos la productividad.