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Houston Conference Sponsored by Dallas Fed Spotlights Challenges to Mexico's Economic Growth

For immediate release: October 24, 2012

Factors holding back Mexico’s economic growth and the future of Mexico’s economy are the subject of an upcoming conference hosted by the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

“Mexico: How to Tap Progress” will be held 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Houston Branch, 1801 Allen Parkway, Houston.

Participants can register at to attend the event.

“Mexico has undertaken many monetary and fiscal reforms that provide the blueprint for a stable, strong macroeconomy,” said Richard W. Fisher, Dallas Fed president and CEO. “Still, Mexico faces many challenges to economic growth. This conference will focus on those challenges.”

Conference sessions will explore the role of institutions, input markets, labor market informality, trade, and public safety issues related to economic growth and development.

Tony Garza, former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, will deliver luncheon remarks.

Other speakers will include Stephen H. Haber of Stanford University; Timothy J. Kehoe of the University of Minnesota; Kenneth B. Medlock III of Rice University; Gordon H. Hanson of the University of California at San Diego; and Daniel Chiquiar of Banco de México.

Additional information about the conference, including a complete list of confirmed speakers, can be found on the Dallas Fed website: /research/events/2012/12mexico.cfm


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