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(Revised from original 1997 version)
Mexico in Debt
Describes Mexico's political and economic system in the 1960s and 1970s. Focuses on: 1) the causes of the debt crisis in 1982; 2) elements of President de la Madrid's restructuring efforts between 1982-88; President Salinas's attempts to complete restructuring and bring the macroeconomy into a period of high growth with low inflation; NAFTA; and the events leading up to Mexico's 1995 currency crisis.
Inflation and Deflation;
Borrowing and Debt;
Government and Politics;
Vietor, Richard H.K., and Eilene Zimmerman. "Mexico in Debt." Harvard Business School Case 797-110, February 2001. (Revised from original April 1997 version.)