This book analyzes the Echeverria administration's economic policies and their role in the events leading up to the 1976 crisis in Mexico. It examines the new economic strategy of the Lopez Portillo administration in light of its ability to cope with the devaluation of the peso.
1. Introduction 2. The 1940–1970 Period 3. Increased Difficulties in Applying Monetary Policy 4. Increasing Fiscal Constraints on Growth 5. Economic Growth, 1970–1973 6. The 1974–1975 Disequilibrium 7. General Observations on the Echeverria Administration 8. The 1976 Devaluation of the Peso 9. Problems Facing the Lopez Portillo Administration 10. The Economic Policies of the Lopez Portillo Administration 11. Patterns of Development, 1976–1990 12. Potential Obstacles to Accelerated Growth 13. A Long-Term Development Strategy for Mexico