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Maquiladora Prospects in a Global Economy

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  • Thomas M Fullerton Jr

    (University of Texas at El Paso)

  • Martha Patricia Barraza de Anda

    (Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez)

Abstract

The in-bond manufacturing sector in Mexico, popularly known as the 'maquiladora' industry, suffered a number of job cuts and plant closures between 2001 and 2003. Business cycle downturns, fiscal uncertainty, excessive red tape, exchange rate overvaluation, and foreign competition all contributed to the difficulties observed during that period. In the absence of market-oriented structural reforms, the sector is likely to continue to perform at less than full capacity.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Development and Comp Systems with number 0408017.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: 31 Aug 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpdc:0408017

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Keywords: Mexico; Maquildora Industry; Structural Reforms;

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  1. Carmen Pagés-Serra & James J. Heckman, 2000. "The Cost of Job Security Regulation: Evidence from Latin American Labor Markets," Research Department Publications 4227, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
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Cited by:
  1. Ruth Banomyong, 2010. "Supply Chain Dynamics in Asia," Trade Working Papers 22879, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
  2. Ruth Banomyong, 2010. "Supply Chain Dynamics in Asia," Working Papers id:3028, eSocialSciences.
  3. Ruth Banomyong, 2009. "Supply Chain Dynamics in Asia," IDB Publications 46421, Inter-American Development Bank.

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