Texas-Mexico Center Senior Fellow Raymond Robertson, who has conducted extensive research on supply chains, was recently featured in an article by The Economist about Latin America. From the late 1980s to the early 2000s, productivity and income rose throughout the world, in part helped by the spread of global supply chains.
Dr. Robertson’s research explains how some Latin American countries, like Mexico, faced stiff competition from China because of an overlap in export competencies between both countries. For this reason, and because Latin America did not participate in supply-chain trade as much as other geographic areas, we now see a region that seems to be lagging behind the rest of the world.
You can read the article here.