Case | HBS Case Collection | May 2001 (Revised December 2003)

Mexico: The Unfinished Agenda

by Richard H.K. Vietor and Rebecca Evans


President Vincente Fox takes over in Mexico on December 1, 2000--a political revolution ending 71 years of PRI rule. In the past five years, Mexico has solved a number of macroeconomic problems and had a good run of economic growth. But a host of microeconomic problems have been largely ignored for years--poverty, income distribution, education, labor reform, energy and the environment, crime, and drugs. The Fox administration is trying to lay out plans for mitigating all of these problems at once--a very ambitious strategy. Do they have the problems right, and will it work?

Keywords: Economic Growth; Macroeconomics; Microeconomics; Policy; Government and Politics; Strategic Planning; Problems and Challenges; Mexico;


Vietor, Richard H.K., and Rebecca Evans. "Mexico: The Unfinished Agenda." Harvard Business School Case 701-116, May 2001. (Revised December 2003.)