About the Event
Mexico's ruling party, the Partido Revolucionario Institucional created a new type of citizen in the 1970s: the consumer citizen. In the context of political and economic instability, the political elite passed significant political reform and innovative new economic policies to shore up its support among the middle classes. These included new consumer rights, new forms of consumer credit, and a new tax on consumption.
Professor Louise E. Walker presented her research on these political and economic programs, and discussed the history of Mexico's emerging middle classes.
About the Nardone Family Seminar Series
Made possible by a gift from David R. Nardone, this seminar series brings scholars and practitioners to Northeastern University to share insights on emerging markets.