Addressing the effects of the 1982 crisis, through the late 1980s, on Mexico's economic and political systems and assessing the country's potential for entering a period of strong economic growth, contributors to this volume focus on oil, the primary source of Mexico's foreign exchange earnings, and on trade with the United States, the primary mean
Table of Contents
Letter from the Americas Society President -- Foreword: Mexico’s Economic and Political Future -- Introduction: Mexico’s Political Economy— Oil and the Costs of Development -- The Political Economy of Oil: Mexico’s Debt in the 1980s -- Mexico: Is There Life After Debt? -- The Impact of the Debt Crisis on the Mexican Political System -- The Impact of Trade on Mexico’s Economy -- U.S.-Mexico Trade Relations -- Mexico’s Entrance into the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade -- The Implications of an Oil Economy: Benefits, Stakes, and “Petrodependency” -- The Role of the Oil Industry in Mexico -- Mexico: Petroleum Stakes and Risks in a Turbulent Marketplace -- The International Economic Crisis and the Battle for the Nation -- PEMEX Financial Statistics -- Inter-American Development Bank, External Debt and Economic Development in Latin America: Excerpts from “Mexico” (Washington, D.C.: IDB, 1983), pp. 176–179 -- Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, International Economics Department, World Financial Markets (New York: Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, April-May 1986) -- Petróleos Mexicanos, PEMEX Information Bulletin, 1986–1990: Petroleum Prices and Projections, No. 33 (Washington, D.C.: PEMEX, June 1986)
Pamela S. Falk is associate director of the Institute of Latin American and Iberian Studies at Columbia University, where she teaches international relations. Professor Falk was formerly the director of the Americas Society's "Mexico Focus" project and director of Latin American Affairs at the Americas Society, Inc./Center for Inter-American Relations. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is on the board of directors of the Caribbean Cultural Center. Her books include The Political Status of Puerto Rico (editor) and Cuban Foreign Policy: Caribbean Tempest.