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Political Economy of Reform in Mexico

Richard Snape Lecture 2011

The Commission's 2011 Richard Snape Lecture was delivered on 11 October 2011 by Dr Roberto Newell from the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness.

Roberto Newell was founding President of the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness - an independent think tank which promotes policies to enhance Mexico's performance in the global economy.

He was for many years a senior partner with McKinsey and Co advising corporations and governments on regulatory issues in the financial and telecommunications sectors. He has acted as an adviser to several governments during financial crises. Dr Newell has also held senior positions in Mexico's Federal Government, including as Deputy Secretary for Agriculture.

Roberto Newell was a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC in early 2011. He is the author of two books and many journal articles, and writes a weekly column in Reforma - Mexico's leading newspaper.