Coordinating Policies To Realize Benefits From The Digital Economy: The Case Of Mexico

By Martin E. Cave & Ernesto Flores-Roux –

The degree to which digitization has penetrated most sectors of the economy makes it extremely difficult to quantify its reach. Can we clearly separate brick and mortar business and digital activity? Can we isolate digital advances in typical technological industries from those that apply in less affected industries? This article aims to describe the benefits which Mexico might gain by taking advantage of the opportunities of digitization, and to identify ways in which that performance might be improved by various public policy interventions.