University of California, Riverside



MEXICO CITY 2017 - Join the Inaugural Program











Important dates: June 18-23, 2017 (Between Commencement and Summer Session One)

Why Mexico?

In 2001 Jim O’Neil, then chairman of Goldman Sachs coined the term BRICs to identify the dynamic emergent economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China. Thirteen years later, he also coined the term MINT, focusing on the similarly dynamic growth of the post BRIC economies of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey. Two years later, however, most of the excitement round the BRIC and MINT economies has dissipated.  Of the BRIC economies only India is experiencing economic growth rates akin to the early days of the 21st century. Russia and Brazil are in recession and the Chinese economy is contracting significantly. Of the MINT economies, Indonesia and Nigeria have seen their forecasted growth rates shrink. Turkey has slowed due to the fallout from the European economic slowdown, and in Latin America only Mexico (the leader of the MINT economies) is out performing its neighbors. The fact that the Mexican economy remains resilient is remarkable considering the country almost went bankrupt in 1982 and 1994.

What is Behind the Economic Miracle South of the Border?
  • Trade makes up one third of Mexico's GDP and the country is a manufacturing powerhouse in the region
  • Mexico relies on exports to help power its economy and more than 90% of Mexican trade is under free trade agreements (FTAs) with more than 40 countries, the most significant of which is the1994 NAFTA agreement
  • The OECD and WTO both rank Mexican workers as the hardest-working in the world in terms of the amount of hours worked yearly and among the most important industrial manufacturers in Mexico in the automotive industry
  • Despite the influence of manufacturing, services make up the largest proportion of GDP, with manufacturing second and agriculture third
The Aims of the UCR Mexico Residency Include:
  • Analyze the structural reforms which allowed Mexico to become a Latin American powerhouse
  • Discover the liberalization of the Mexican economy as part of the move to engage with Free Trade Agreements
  • Explore the shift in production from the US to Mexico and also why Mexico has become such an important destination for investment from around the globe
  • Engage a dynamic and magnificent culture
  • Improve your career prospects by learning in depth about this exciting and dynamic market close to the US
Customized Lectures:
  • “Mexico in the Global Economy”
  • “Doing Business in Mexico”
  • “Mexican Financial Reform”
  • “Cartels and the Drug War - Impact on the Economy and Foreign Relations”
  • “Mexico's New Energy Reforms”
  • “What NAFTA Means Today”
  • “Mexico's Economic Development Strategies”
Site Visits: 
  • Teotihuacan Pyramids
  • Plaza del las Tres Culturas
  • US Mexico Chamber of Commerce
  • US Embassy
  • Import Export Bank
  • Auto manufacturing plant
  • Entrepreneurial Incubator/Start-up
Enrollment is Now Open
  • The program is open to all UCR students from the School of Business and from across campus – undergraduate and graduate
  • The requirements are simple – eager to globalize your resume and willing to make the investment
  • Contact Dr. Jasso immediately to obtain the enrollment fees and exciting new financing program

               - Office Hours: MWF 8:30-10:30 Olmsted 2301

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  • You will need to confirm your enrollment by April 20th 
  • You will work directly and quickly with Dr. Jasso to arrange your travel
What's Next?
  • Email Dr. Jasso immediately to learn about fees and enrollment
  • A team meeting will be scheduled once the Mexico City cohort is confirmed
  • Get your passport updated if necessary
  • Start getting ready to get on board to Mexico City!
  • Stay Strong!

For more information contact Dr. Sean Jasso



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